During an interview with USA Weekend to promoting his new book, The Shining author Stephen King slammed Twilight "author" Stephenie Meyer. When asked about the recent mainstream success of both Meyer and Harry Potter writer (and my personal hero!) J.K. Rowling, Stephen said:
"The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephanie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
It's funny because it's true. How anyone can get past 4 pages of that 4th grade level fan-fiction is beyond me. Have some self respect, readers. I suppose someone has to write for 13 year old girls, but there are plenty of young adult authors out there who don't make each and every chapter they write look like amateur hour. it's painful, and even more gross that Meyer is making so much money off of having no talent.
OK, be back in while. Gotta wash the disgust off. Gonna go grab a hot bath and start Goblet of Fire again!