Stephenie Meyer actually designed Bella’s engagement ring!

June 12, 2010 at 5:35 PM (Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer)

The engagement ring given to Bella by Edward in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was a true labor of love, reports InStyle.com, requiring a prop master, five different jewelers, several samples and a multitude of research to finally get the glittering piece to perfection–and up to author Stephenie Meyer’s liking. The task of designing the antique engagement ring–described by Meyer in her Eclipse novel as a delicate piece “set with slanting rows of glittering round stones”–fell on prop master Grant Swain, who tirelessly researched Victorian-era jewelry before calling in samples and hiring four different designers to create various prototypes of the ring. But to no avail: Meyer, unimpressed with the model baubles, took it upon herself to draw up a rough sketch of the ring as she had envisioned it. The illustration was sent to Portland-based jeweler Rick Thurber, who used a computerized image of the drawing to create the end result — a stunning pave-diamond ring that was rushed to the set just hours before filming of the pivotal scene began!

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Stephenie Reveals the ‘Bree Tanner’ Playlist

June 3, 2010 at 11:03 PM (Stephenie Meyer)

 

Seth just updated Stephenie’s site with a couple of things. He kindly reminded us that ‘The Brief Second Life of Bree Tanner’ will hits stores in less than 30 hours. As if we could forget..

He also included a couple of links to some interviews Stephenie has done to promote her new book. She also set up a playlist for this novella, like she has done for all the Twilight Saga books!

“Yes Please” – Muse
“Heads Will Roll” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“Midnight and I” – White Rabbits
“Now We Can See” – The Thermals
“Falling In” – Ha Ha Tonka
“Rocking Horse” – The Dead Weather
“New Noise” – Refused
“What If We Could” – Blue October
“The Royal We” – Silversun Pickups
“Count Me Out” – Meese
“Blindness” – Metric
“Set the Sails” – Dan Mangan

Source: Stephenie Meyer’s Site

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Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling were Invited to Present at Oscars

March 3, 2010 at 6:39 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

“The pair even wanted “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and “Twilight” scribe Stephenie Meyer to present the adapted screenplay category, but Rowling was unavailable because of scheduling conflicts and Meyer, who is a Mormon, does not work on Sundays.”

Source: The Los Angeles Times

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SM Update: Haiti, Book Recommendation, and ‘Dear John’

January 28, 2010 at 6:39 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

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January 27, 2010

Hope your new years have all started off right. A few unrelated things:

– I’ve been very impressed with the world in general and the Twilight fansites in specific in the support and love everyone is giving Haiti. It’s amazing to see how Twilight fans have come together to help. You are wonderful people. At this point, I think it’s important for all of us to remember that the situation in Haiti is not going to be cured overnight, so… keep up the good work, and let’s all keep the Haitians in our thoughts and prayers.

– A new book recommendation: I recently read and adored The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It was one of those books that feel absolutely perfect and satisfying, and when you finish it you sit around wishing that you could find another book just like it.

– I realized that there was an egregious oversight on my music recommendation page. How have I never listed Metric? That’s crazy. Anyway, Fantasies was one of the best albums of 2009.

– Finally, a movie recommendation: Dear John comes out Friday the fifth of February. Thanks to my cool friend Wyck (who many of you have seen in various Twilight Saga interviews, as he is one of the producers on our movies, and who is a producer on Dear John) I got to see this one early. I will confess, I cried. Also, I discovered Channing Tatum, who I’ve somehow missed until now. Likey. Lots. Amanda Seyfried is entrancing as always, and the chemistry (chemistry is always the crux of a movie for me) between them is lovely. Though the chemistry between Channing Tatum and Richard Jenkins (who plays his father) was my favorite part.

Have a great week!

Steph

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Source: StephenieMeyer.com

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Exclusive EW Look at the Twilight Graphic Novel

January 20, 2010 at 11:04 PM (Stephenie Meyer, Twilight)

Here’s a look at the cover and a small part of the interview with Stephenie:

 

The text of your original novel is boiled down so carefully that it doesn’t feel like anything is missing. Were you the one who did that? 

I was definitely involved. I didn’t do the original “script” for the book, so to speak. But when I got the dialogue with the images, I did a lot of tinkering. In a couple of places, I asked for missing scenes to be inserted. For example, the conversation in the car that Bella and Edward have after she faints in Biology. 

When this project is done, are you done with Twilight? 

I can’t say that I am done with Twilight forever. I’m not working on anything new Twilight-related now, and probably not for a while. But there’s still a possibility that I’ll go back and close some of the open doors. 

Read the rest of the feature and see some more exclusive pictures HERE 

You can see the entire spread featuring Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 in this Fridays Entertainment Weekly issue.

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‘Twilight’ series sweeps top four spots

January 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM (Stephenie Meyer, Twilight Saga)

The ‘Twilight’ series swept the top four spots in the USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list in 2009. Congrats Steph!

Twilight Saga Fan-Site© Led by Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, vampires devoured USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list in 2009.

For the second year in a row, Meyer swept the top four spots. No other author — not even J. K. Rowling— has done that in the list’s 16-year history.

Meyer’s coattails pulled 16 other vampire titles onto the list of the year’s 100 most popular books.

Read more Here.

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SM Update: Stephenie Adresses Breaking Dawn Gossip

January 13, 2010 at 6:20 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

January 12, 2010

Just a quick note on the subject of the Breaking Dawn film: there is no drama over whether the book should be one movie or two. My personal feeling is that it would be very difficult to cram the whole story into one movie (as I’ve said in many interviews previous to this), but if a great way of doing that surfaces, I’m all for it. Two or one, whichever way fits the story best is fine by me, and everyone I’ve spoken with at Summit seems to feel the same way. We’re all excited to move forward on this, and we are slowly and surely getting there. I know people are anxious for news, and so sometimes gossip get fabricated to stir things up, but there’s no basis to this particular story.

Steph

See the post on her site HERE.

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StephenieMeyer.com Updated!

December 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM (Stephenie Meyer)

Stephenie updated her official site regarding a new book from her friend and publicist, Elizabeth Eulberg.

I hope you all are enjoying your holidays! Just a quick update about a book—arriving in bookstores tomorrow!—that I’m very excited about: The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg. If you’ve ever been out to one of my signings, chances are you’ve already met this debut author. If you haven’t, but you’ve read the acknowledgements in any of my books, you’ve been introduced to her there. Elizabeth has been the publicist for my books from the very beginning, and has (clearly) done an amazing job. She’s also worked with scads of other YA authors. Now her own YA novel is coming out and I’m so proud of her. Well done, Lizzy! I look forward to reading more from you soon!

Steph

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Happy Birthday Stephenie Meyer!

December 24, 2009 at 10:32 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

Happy Birthday Stephenie.

Hope you have an amazing time with your family and Merry Christmas!

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Twilight Saga & Stephenie on Amazon’s Top 10 of the Decade

December 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM (Stephenie Meyer, Twilight Saga)

Amazon.co.uk has put together a list of their 10 best-selling books and authors of the decade and the Twilight Saga and Stephenie are included!


 

Top 10 best-selling books of the decade:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling
3. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
4. Twilight -Stephenie Meyer
5. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer

6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – JK Rowling
7. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
8. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
9. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
10. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Top 10 best-selling authors of the decade:

1. JK Rowling
2. Stephenie Meyer
3. Julia Donaldson
4. Terry Pratchett
5. Jamie Oliver
6. Dan Brown
7. Enid Blyton
8. Bernard Cornwell
9. Alexander McCall Smith
10. William Shakespeare

Source.

Congrats Stephenie!

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Stephenie Meyer Update: Congrats to Creators of the Twilight Soundtrack!

December 17, 2009 at 10:14 PM (Stephenie Meyer)

The Twilight soundtrack has been nominated for a grammy, and Stephenie has updated her site with congrats! =] The soundtrack is in the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media category.

A big congratulations to everyone involved with creating the awesome Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack! The Grammy nomination is fantastic and also well-deserved. It is an honor to have such talented artists and bands contributing to the Twilight film. Congrats also to Alex Patsavas for doing such an inspired job of bringing them all together.

Thanks,

Stephenie

Paramore’s Decode was also nominated in the Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media category!

Source: StephenieMeyer.com

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Stephenie Meyer Hangs Out with Muse!

December 14, 2009 at 7:12 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

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Stephenie Meyer Is Not Dead [The Music Video by Kaleb Nation]

December 9, 2009 at 6:33 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

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Stephenie Meyer is not dead!

December 9, 2009 at 6:25 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

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I assure you, she’s alive, contrary to rumors.

Her website was also updated with this message:

“Hey everybody. I just received a call from Stephenie and she wanted me to let everyone know that, contrary to some rumors that have recently started circulating, she is alive and well.”

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Plagarism Lawsuit Against Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn is DISMISSED!

December 4, 2009 at 6:22 AM (Stephenie Meyer)

 

Little Brown Books Released this statement to Twilight Lexicon:

“The Honorable Otis D. Wright II of the United States District Court has ruled in favor of Stephenie Meyer and Hachette Book Group and has dismissed with prejudice Jordan Scott’s claim of copyright infringement.

In his ruling, Judge Wright stated that the two works have little in common and that the “characters in the two works are vastly different.” The decision admonishes Scott for “the deceptive presentation of the alleged similarities” and notes that she “has twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity.”

While an attempt to ride on someone else’s success may not be surprising, it is encouraging that the courts and the public are not so easily misled.

This judgment confirms what we have known all along – Breaking Dawn is a wholly original work by Stephenie Meyer and this was a frivolous lawsuit brought for the purposes of publicizing the plaintiff’s personal publishing aspirations. Hachette Book Group and Stephenie Meyer are pleased to be able to put this case behind us.”

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Stephenie Meyer: “You have changed the world”

November 24, 2009 at 6:44 PM (Stephenie Meyer)

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