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JR Books to publish Stephenie Meyer biography – Bedazzled: A Book about Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight Phenomenon

Posted on 09 November 2009 by Phillipa Mitchell

JR Books is publishing a biography of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer to coincide with the release of the movieBedazzled adaptation of her novel New Moon (Atom).

Bedazzled by George Beahm will be published on 20th November. Publisher Jeremy Robson paid a five-figure sum to acquire UK and Commonwealth rights from agent Scott Mendel of the Mendel Media Group.

Based on five years’ research, the book will provide the background to the four novels in the Twilight series. It features interviews with Meyer and the actors who starred in the movie adaptations of Twilight and New Moon.

Beahm has previously written The Stephen King Companion, Muggles and Magic: An Unofficial Guide to JK Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon, as well as other companion books on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and the novels of Patricia Cornwell, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Philip Pullman.

During the Frankfurt Book Fair, The Bookseller revealed John Blake Publishing had acquired an unofficial biography of Meyer. Entitled Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilight, the book is due out in March.  

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More information from the author’s web site at www.georgebeahm.com

george beahmThe only book of its kind, Bedazzled is a companion-style book, illustrated with 50 photographs, that provides the Twilight fan with a wealth of information about Stephenie Meyer and the phenomenon Twilight spawned: 70 million copies worldwide, a blockbuster movie with a second one due out in November, and countless tie-in merchandising from clothes to calendars.
 
Written in a conversational tone, the book was written for first-time readers and devoted readers of all ages.
 
Here’s an overview of what’s in the book:
 
The Real World of Stephenie Meyer
To understand the phenomenon itself, one has to know a little about the author. Toward that end, this section contains an abbreviated chronology of her life, an interview with Meyer conducted by an Arizona journalist, the frequently asked questions readers have posed to her, an article about how Meyer spearheaded the effort to raise funds to help a bookstore employee overwhelmed with medical bills, selected quotes by Meyer culled from published interviews, a concordance to explain the people, places and things of importance in her life, an article about an independent bookstore called Changing Hands that Meyer champions, and a brief article about Meyer at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
 
The Unreal World of Twilight Fiction
An essay about Bella Swan and her relationship with Edward Cullen. An article about how the Cullens represent a new breed of vampires, distinct from the traditional vampires of yesteryear. Two essays by Tessa Cox on Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, exploring the theme that they represent, respectively, the light side and dark side of the moon: They are complementary souls. An article about the availability of the Twilight Saga in the e-book format. An overview of the Twilight Saga, to include the forthcoming Midnight Sun, a rewrite of Twilight from Edward Cullen’s point of view. Information on where to go on the web to find Meyer’s private correspondence, extras, outtakes, and remixes, some of which will appear in her forthcoming reference work, The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide.
 
Twilight Fandom
An article listing the telltale signs that you’ve been smitten by Twilight. A parody of what a press conference is really like when Pattinson, Stewart, and Lautner are present. An article about an annual celebration, Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks, Washington. A list of Twilight conventions worldwide. An article by Sara Gundell about a “Vampire” baseball game sponsored by Twilight Fan Trips at which some of the Twilight film stars were present. U.K. teenager Rachel Heaton’s 150 reasons why she loves Edward Cullen. Advice for young writers on how to pursue a career in writing and get their books published. A sampling of humorous slogans on t-shirts and bumper stickers available through Cafe Press and Zazzle, where fans can create their own Twilight-themed merchandise.Goerge Beahm Signing
 
Silver Scream
An article explaining how Twilight went from book to film. An article by Tessa Cox on what it was like to be at the San Diego Comicon, trying to get into the hall where the Twilight and New Moon film stars were present. An article about Twilight, the movie. The text of the press conference at Comicon with Stephenie Meyer. The text of the press conference at the Comicon that featured Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. The text of the press conference at the Comicon to promote New Moon at which director Chris Weitz and some of the film principals were on hand to discuss the upcoming film. Information about the film adaptations of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. A profile of Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. A profile of Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan. A profile of Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black. An article on how to get cast in one of the Twilight movies. Information about a documentary to be distributed by Summit Entertainment, Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town.
 
Resources
For readers wanting more information, this section provides a wealth of references: books, audiobooks, official tie-in books, movie DVDs, music CDs, unofficial books, critical texts, biographies, miscellaneous and forthcoming books, websites, travel books, travel tips.
 
The book closes with an essay titled “Coda: Stephenie Meyer’s Brave Girls,” in which Beahm explains that Meyer’s lasting legacy will be how she’s inspired young teenage girls to pursue their dreams, no matter what they may be.

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Stephenie Meyer faces plagiarism claim

Posted on 05 August 2009 by Phillipa Mitchell

A writer has claimed that parts of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling 2008 novel Breaking Dawn were plagiarised from her own 2006 novel The Nocturne.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ links to a PDF of a letter sent from the law firm representing Jordon Scott to Hachette Group USA, which described “a striking and substantial similarity” between the two novels, and included several pages of comparative text from both.

The letter claimed that “since The Nocturne was posted on the internet [as early as 2003], Ms Meyer had access to it”.

It goes on to request Hachette contacts the law firm, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, “to discuss how your client intends to cease and desist from any further copyright infringement and to compensate my client for her damages”. 

However, a spokesperson for the publishing house told TMZ: “The claim that Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit. Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim.”

www.thebookseller.com 5/8/2009

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