Stephenie Meyer Invites 'Twilight' Fan Sites To Personal 'Eclipse' Junket

Author hopes the new setup will bring more in-depth questions than mainstream press.

"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer announced a rather surprising publicity move Monday (May 17): She will be hosting her own press junket to promote the upcoming release of "Eclipse."

According to the letter she posted on her website, Meyer explained that she wants to offer her fans something different for this movie release, so she is inviting four lucky "Twilight" fan sites to her own "mini-junket" on Friday, June 18, the week before the film's L.A. premiere.

"For Twilight, I did the normal press junket, for New Moon I got to go on Oprah," she wrote. "Both of these were fun, exciting experiences. However, they both had the same drawback — the interviews were designed for a very broad audience, and because of that, most of the questions were about things you guys have known the answers to for years."

Meyer said she wants her junket to instead focus on in-depth, specific questions from the readers about the "Eclipse" movie, as well as her "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" novella, out June 5.

The lucky U.S. fan sites picked by Meyer at random out of a hat (of which the author posted photos on her site) are: Twilight Series Theories, Twilight Source, Twifans and Letters to Twilight.

The websites may send one representative plus one guest. Meyer said she drew four replacement sites to be put on a waiting list, should one of the four selected be unable to attend.

"We'll have lunch, hang out, and hopefully have a fantastic time," Meyer promised. "I hope you all can make it! -Steph"

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