Stephenie Meyer Releases A New Book!Mar 30th, 2010 | By Krystal | Category: Book News, Featured Articles
Stephenie Meyer is releasing a new novella called “The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner,” a short story about the newborn vampire Bree! A dollar from all US book sales will be donated to the Red Cross, but you will also be able to download the book for free starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th. Click here to read more about Stephenie’s upcoming project! Yay!
You can pre-order the book, which comes out June 5, here at Amazon.
USA Today has an exclusive interview with Stephenie here, who talks about the new book, as well as Midnight Sun.
Then I got the news: my “short story” was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.
There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the Guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th, it will also be available online at www.breetanner.com.
One other aspect of this release is the plan to give a more important gift to people who really need it. One dollar of each book purchased in the US from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross for their relief efforts in Haiti and Chile and other parts of the world where people are in great need. We’re going to have an option online as well, so you can choose to make a donation if you want when you read the story online. I hope you will. I think that we can really help a lot of people with this.
I really hope you all enjoy this story. I had a blast writing it. I’m glad that after all this time cooling her heels in my files, Bree finally gets her chance to shine.
Thanks for all the support,
And from USA Today:
“I started writing this a long time ago,” Meyer said in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY. “It was when I was editing Eclipse. It was more of just an exercise so I could be clear about what was going on in the story.”
“The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is pretty much contained in the last week of the newborns’ existence before the big fight (between the Cullens and the vampire army) in the meadow in Eclipse,” Meyer says. “It’s the last week before Bree dies.”
Fans have speculated that the next Twilight title would be Midnight Sun, the story of Twilight told in Edward Cullen’s voice.
“I think they’re all waiting for Midnight Sun,” says Meyer, who put Sun on hold indefinitely in 2008 when a draft was posted on the Internet without her permission and went viral. “But I’m not writing about vampires right now.”