Even the author of “Twilight” doesn’t like “Twilight.”
While recently promoting her film “Austenland” author turned filmmaker Stephenie Meyer, famous for penning the young adult series “Twilight,” confessed that she is no longer a fan of her own vampire love story. “I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be,” Meyer told Variety when asked if she will ever continue the best-selling book series.
While the 39-year-old Arizona-native did confess she isn’t completely “closing the door” on the series turned blockbuster films, she did admit that it isn't currently her main focus. “I get further away every day,” she said. “What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died. I’m interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-Earth.”
The mom of three, who last wrote the sci-fi book “The Host” in 2008, which she subsequently turned into a film in March, said she has no other stories in the works. “I’m kind of decompressing and figuring that out,” she said. On Meyer’s official website, the author claims that she is taking a hiatus from her famous vampire characters, Bella and Edward Cullen. “I think I need a break from vampires,” she said. “ [But] I'm not ready to leave my vampires behind.”
Meyer is not the only one to criticize the four book series which chronicles a love story between a 112-year-old vampire and his teenaged human lover, longtime author Stephen King also slammed the popular series, as well as its creator, in a 2009 interview with USA Weekend. When asked about the comparison between Meyer and her frequently compared counterpart, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, King said Meyer “can’t write worth a darn.” “The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer,” he said, calling Meyer “not very good.”
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According to Forbes 2012 “World’s Top-Earning Authors” list, Meyer placed 13th after earning an estimated $14 million in the calendar year. Meyer did not place on Forbes recently released 2013 list.