Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Mom just finished reading this book today. Even though mom does not like vampires (or books about vampires) she was drawn to this book after seeing an interview with the book's author Stephenie Meyer.

The book was inspired by a dream Stephenie Meyer had. In her dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl, but the other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that they were falling in love with each other while the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately.

The next morning the working mother of three, who was an English major from Brigham Young University, got up and started writing for the first time in her life. Just three months later, Twilight, a 500-page book about a regular girl named Bella and her gorgeous vampire boyfriend, Edward was completed. Ms. Meyer got an agent, who them shopped the book to publishers, and after three more months, the book was in print. Talk about a fast track!

So there mom was, watching the interview and thinking to herself, what a great success story. The interview so inspired mom, that she immediately ran out to buy the book. She also reminded herself that she once had a dream that she dreamed (no pun intended) about writing a book about. Maybe she will write that book one day and maybe it will even be about me. But for now, mom is obsessing over the next book in the series, New Moon.

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