10 Questions for Stephenie Meyer

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer on admirable aliens, the definition of feminism and obsessive fans

Elizabeth Renstrom for TIME

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.

In addition to being the author of The Host , you're also a producer on the movie. How much creative input do you get?
It was basically me and one other producer and the director making all the creative decisions. That was a new experience for me, to be that involved. It was very cool.

You've written a lot about young people. What draws you to them as characters?
It's about the story I want to tell. With Bella [in Twilight], I wanted someone who was falling in love for the first time. With [The Host's] Melanie, I liked the...

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