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|Twilight series, The Host, The Chemist
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Stephenie Meyer is an American author best known for the Twilight series.
Relationship with Fandom
She stated in a 2010 interview with the Twilight fansite TwiFans:
Fan-fiction has become kind of a mixed thing for me. like in the beginning I hadn't heard of it and there were some that were...I couldn't read the ones that had the characters IN character. It freaked me out. um, but I liked. there was one about Harry Potter and Twilight that was hilarious. And then there was one that was about a girl who was starring as Bella in the movie and that was funny. And uh, I hear so many people arguing about fan-fiction. This one and that one. It seems like they are not as much fun anymore. I don't know. [...]
As long as the writers of it, move on from it. I think it’s sad to spend so much energy on something you can’t own. And that makes me a little bit sad because all these talented kids should be, ya know, get your story out from under the bed and get it out there.
--Stephenie Meyer, Interview with TwiFans, July 2010
Meyer has also been praised for her support of Fifty Shades of Grey, originally a Twilight fanfic repurposed as an original work, and her choice not to pursue copyright claims against it. However, Meyer's publisher, Hatchette Book Group, did issue a Cease & Desist regarding Russet Noon, a Twilight fanfic planned to be published for profit. The Russet Noon author Lady Sybilla later acknowledged Meyer's copyright of the characters and made her novel available for free.
- StephenieMeyer.com, Twilight Series Fansites, last archived by the Wayback Machine on 23 June 2016.
- The C&D was on the grounds that the cover design of the book was too similar to the Twilight covers, stating also that Hatchette Book Group "have not yet reviewed the Book, and expressly reserve the right to determine whether [they] or the author have copyright infringement or other additional claims against" the Russet Noon publisher. See Hachette Book Group's Cease and Desist Letter to Lady Sybilla (PDF).