We had an eerie feeling a few months ago that fangs would be a must-have accessory this fall...and golly, we hate to brag, but our fashion sense is as sharp as ever, burgerpeople. Stephenie Meyer's New Moon, a follow up to the uber-popular Twilight, is number one on the NYT bestseller list this week. So we channeled Buffy and hunted down our favorite vampire-novelist....and when we finally found her, we asked her these impertinent questions:
Who are your favorite writers that most people have never heard of?
The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, A Little Princess by Frances Burnett… (I mostly read adult books growing up—the thicker the book the better. I think of Pride and Prejudice and Gone with the Wind as YA, but they probably don’t really count.)
Your life is a TV series. Name the theme song.
Hysteria by Muse.
Burger-flippers want to know: have you ever had a job that required you to wear a geeky uniform? Details, please!
I’ve only had one job that required a uniform. I was working in the business center of a resort, and I had to wear a skirt and blazer in “eggplant” purple with a horrible kaleidoscope-print acetate blouse underneath. Not flattering.
We'd like to name a burger in your honor. What kind of fixins should it have?
The “Stephenie” should be the name for the plainest burger you have. I’m anti-condiments.
And finally, vampires have been around for so long. In your opinion, why are they (as a subject for books and movies) so totally undead?
I think there are two reasons. First, people love monsters and horror stories in general. There’s nothing like being frightened in a controlled situation to get the adrenalin pumping. Second, of all the monsters that we have to choose from, vampires are hands-down the sexiest. Who can resist both adrenalin and pheromones combined?