I missed seeing Stephenie Meyer when she came to Connecticut, but thanks to A Fuse #8 Production, I was able to see a webcast of her appearance at the National Book Festival.
If I were a bitchy, embittered, envious harpy (which I'm not, by the way), Stephenie Meyer would be an easy person to hate. She's a young mother, attractive, and admits success came easily. Plus she sounds a lot like Lauren Graham, and the The Gilmore Girls set my teeth on edge. (Okay. I am a harpy.) But Meyer is modest and thoughtful, and she has intelligent things to say about her work and her characters.
The half hour I spent sitting in front of my computer watching her was definitely a good use of time.