Day 309- Stephenie Meyer

Okay– I’ll admit. After writing about Robert Pattinson, writing about Stephenie Meyer really wasn’t that much of a stretch. But, I like her.

Meyer was ranked #49 on Time magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People in 2008."

Meyer, the now-world-famous author of The Twilight series, is a do-gooder when she’s not immersed in her fantasy world of vampires and werewolves. In fact, just in time for the cinematic release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on June 30th, Meyer published a new novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. While the novel will be available to read online for free until tomorrow at midnight, $1 of each hard copy of the book sold will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid disaster relief in areas such as the earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

In April of last year, Stephenie also participated in Project Book Babe, an effort to raise funds to pay for her friend’s medical bills after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

So, just like the [somewhat] gentle vampires and werewolves depicted in the Twilight series, Meyer can always be counted on when a loved one needs help. If only I could contact her, and get her to use her famous name to aid in spina bifida awareness!

How’s that for a Fourth of July double-whammy?

Love,

Laurita ♥

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