Stephenie Meyer Embraces Her Inner Jason Bourne Fangirl

Posted by Hayley on November 10, 2016

You probably know author Stephenie Meyer from the wildly popular Twilight series (and the blockbuster movies that followed), but you might not know that this publishing powerhouse is a serious fan of Jason Bourne.

Yep, that Jason Bourne; Robert Ludlum's amnesic supersolider that you may have also seen in a few films. In fact, she was so inspired by the spy that she delved into fan fiction for her new thriller, The Chemist. Goodreads got Meyer to spill all her secrets about this obsession:

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"My best friend/business partner and I were obsessed with The Bourne Legacy in the see-it-in-the-theater-five-times, make-matching-necklaces way obsessed. (I used to keep my inner fangirl strictly in check out of some misplaced sense of decorum, but being part of the Twilight fandom showed me what I was missing. I've been a lot more open to embracing that inner fangirl since.)

I'd always loved Jason Bourne, but adding in the sci-fi element of the supersoldier is what pushed me over the edge into obsession.

My sister-in-obsession's birthday was approaching, and I thought I would surprise her with her own tailor-made resolution to the story. For the first (and only, so far) time in my life, I wrote fan fiction.

It was super fun, and also pressure-free, because I knew that it could never be published. But another part of the fun was writing something fast-paced and full of manhunts, bullets, and assassinations.

When I was done, I found myself craving another similar outlet. I unearthed the notes I'd made back in 2010 and found some things I really liked. I got to work on the story, and it flowed quickly. I love that kind of writing, when the story just pulls you along with it."




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message 1: by Carina (new)

Carina Behrens When I press the book cover, I come into some other book called Heartless by Marissa Meyer. Just so you know!


message 2: by June (new)

June El enlace en la portada del libro no está bien. Lleva a Heartless de Marissa Meyer.


message 3: by Kay (new)

Kay J Looking forward to reading this


message 4: by Suzana (new)

Suzana Thompson I am so excited about this! I love the Bourne movies, and I love Stephenie Meyer. I had no idea that she was a fan of these movies, but I'm thrilled that she was inspired to write this.


message 5: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Another added to my reading list.!!


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

I love The Bourne Legacy. Couldn't take my eyes off the screen while watching it, even for a second. Honestly. The action pins you down throughout the whole movie.


message 7: by Keiry (new)

Keiry Ko Well, well...


message 8: by Lysergius (new)

Lysergius Why is this a must read?


message 9: by Ozan (new)

Ozan I keep seeing this on my goodreads home page...so Stephenie Meyer is hot but this is not gonna make me buy any of her books, no way. I hate twilight.


message 10: by Cydney (new)

Cydney Ozan wrote: "I keep seeing this on my goodreads home page...so Stephenie Meyer is hot but this is not gonna make me buy any of her books, no way. I hate twilight."
Did you read The Host by Meyer, that book was a real page turner and has nothing to do with vampires.


message 11: by Ozan (new)

Ozan Cydney wrote:''Did you read The Host by Meyer, that book was a real page turner and has nothing to do with vampires.''

No and i won't read it.


message 12: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Casals Yo amo a Jason Bourne...practicamente me crie viendo las peliculas. Entiendo la pasion. No me perdere el libro por nada del mundo. "Pulgares arriba"


message 13: by Gertie (new)

Gertie Cydney wrote: Did you read The Host by Meyer, t..."

I loved that one. The Twilight series was fun, but The Host was more my speed. It's been EIGHT years though, so I've given up hope on a sequel.


message 14: by Cydney (new)

Cydney Yes, i have as well. I would have trult loved to know what happened mext, but i guess its betted tl have ended on a high not instead of falling off.


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