An Open Letter to Stephenie Meyer – Twilight Saga, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, The Illustrated Guide and Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer

An Open Letter to Stephenie Meyer -Twilight Saga, The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, and The Illustrated Guide and Midnight Sun
 
Dear Ms. Meyer. ..no …Dear Stephenie, (since I feel I know you in a personal way..not weird mind you, just ….no it may be a bit weird…but just in the most complimentary way.)
 
I visited your website again today, this time to search for an email addy as I wish to say a few words to you. Unfortunately your Webmaster Seth, who by the way is doing a great job, says you do not have an addy for fans.
 
Perhaps you could correct that although I do understand the reasons, so perhaps I should revise that suggestion and request instead just the teensiest little email strictly for my use only.
 
I will try to be concise as I know or can imagine how busy you are.
 
1) I find it of great interest that your books are targeted for YA (young adults). To put your mind at ease I assure you that even though I have a few decades on you I am young never having grown up. You do know there is a huge older audience that read, enjoy and perhaps are equally addicted. Speaking for myself anyway. Your stories are timeless and your characters are living beings that have become family.
 
2) I have read every book a number of times and was glad to see the Illustrated Guide. Your interview at the beginning is the best part. I picked up Twilight yet again and read from Chapter thirteen first imagining what it was like to start there with the meadow scene.
 
3) My son who is in his thirty’s says, “Mom, you know they are seventeen.” As though love, passion, intrigue and conflict should only mean something to YA. But it is ageless as are The Cullens et al.
 
The reason for this has to do with your discussion that as you write a sequel the public begins to create what they think the next story will be. It becomes their story and so when the next book comes out some may be surprised or even taken aback.
 
I for one make no assumptions. I trust you as the creator and what comes is meant to be. I simply embrace it. That’s pretty much all I had to say.

Now I doubt your schedule allows the time to peruse hundreds of thousands of WordPress.com blogs just to search for me, but if any of my readers know you personally, or anyone of your extended large family, then I ask you to pass this on.
 
Sincerely,
Chris King (No relation to Stephen, although he did trust me with his email addy. Well me and the whole world.)
And I am: Bridgesburning.wordpress.com
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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. eof737
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 01:54:09

    I hope she reads your letter and responds. Very thoughtful of you… :-)

    Reply

  2. Jackie Paulson Author
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 10:42:47

    I have yet to read this twilight series. This makes it more fun for me to want to read. Thanks, as I struggle on reading the first book. I am like 30 pages and find it weird.

    Reply

  3. Joss
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 20:24:35

    what a lovely letter. I’m hoping it finds its way to her somehow!

    Reply

  4. charlywalker
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 09:54:30

    LOL…..sorry I never read the books, my daughter did. I was a big Harry Potter fan. Do you think JK Rowling is online now??

    Love this post!

    Reply

  5. amblerangel
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 06:14:07

    Last weekend our “girl’s night” consisted of a salami plate and all the Twilight movies thus far. Lots of fun….Books are better- that goes without saying.

    Reply

  6. Chatter Master
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 05:25:38

    I know many a reader who loves the “saga”. You are right, the books are not defined by or limited to YA readers. :)

    Reply

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