Welcome Stephanie to the NNT staff!

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The Novel Novice Twilight family continues to grow … please meet another one of our new staff members:

My name is Stephanie, and I’m a 27 year-old graphic designer from Ohio. I’ve always been interested in art, music, and other creative avenues. I love movies, and I probably watch more TV than is healthy on a regular basis, but I am incapable of resisting the charms of my favorite shows. I also have my own personal library. Books and reading are the perfect escape for me, so I have this addiction to purchasing any book that captures my interest in the store. On a similar note, I love to write, which is how I fell into the world of fan fiction. And I love shopping – it’s a great stress reliever. I also have a one year-old Yorkshire terrier-poodle mix named Bella, and it is a testament to the Twilight series’ popularity that most people always assume her namesake is our favorite danger-magnet. And of course, that is the case.

How did you find out about Twilight?
My mom works in a school library, and about two or three years ago she heard of this new book series involving vampires. She told me that I might want to look into it because I am a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. So, I went to the neighborhood Borders and, since the paperback version of Twilight wasn’t too expensive, I picked it up along with the special edition of New Moon. And it was a good thing I did, because after I started reading … needless to say, I was captivated.
What is your favorite book in the series?
I have to go with Eclipse. It covers so much of the emotional spectrum, and defines Edward and Bella’s relationship as well as heightening the tension of the love triangle. But I must say that Breaking Dawn is a close second, simply because I love closure, and I’d been waiting to read about their wedding day since the end of New Moon. Plus, since I started writing my own fan fiction of Book Three from Edward’s point of view, I have reached a new appreciation for the last novel in the series. (NNT’s note: Stephanie’s story is called “Metamorphosis” and it’s superb. The first chapter was actually the second-place winner in our August 2008 fan fiction challenge.)
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Team Edward, all the way. Don’t get me wrong, Jacob is a great guy – but I am a firm believer in true love overcoming all obstacles, and let’s face it: vampires are sexy. There’s that whole ‘sparkly’ thing, the ‘I love you too much to kill you’ attitude, and I think the ‘thirsty’ black eyes are incredibly hypnotic. Seriously, who doesn’t prefer air conditioning to a space heater?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your obsession as a fan?
I don’t know if I’m a definite 10, because I’m sure that there are others out there more obsessed than me, but I’d have to say that I’m awfully close – a solid 9. I check for news on the movies every day, I hear songs and they remind me of characters or moments in the series, I must have at least 6 or 7 Twilight-related clothing items (and plan on buying more), I read and write Twilight fan fiction, my iPod has four playlists dedicated to the series, and I have managed to recruit my mom, sister, and two friends into the fandom. What’s more, I have the tendency to squeal every time I glimpse a Volvo on the streets around town.

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