Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It's a novella called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and is told from the viewpoint of Bree, a newborn vampire featured in Eclipse (she is played by 15-year-old Jodelle Ferland, left, in the film due out on June 30).
"I began this story a long time ago — before Twilight was even released," Stephenie says on her website. "Back then I was just editing Eclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world. I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another. I started writing from Bree's perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn."
As a gift to die-hard fans, Stephenie is allowing the 200-page novella to be downloaded for a month from breetanner.com. And a dollar from each book in the first printing (of 1.5 million copies) will go to the American Red Cross to help Haiti and Chile. Nice gesture.
Twilight fans were probably hoping that Stephenie's next book would be Midnight Sun, which told the story of Twilight from Edward Cullen's point of view. For more about that (and to read part of it), click here.
And to get you in the mood, here's the trailer for Eclipse. Enjoy!