Stephenie Meyer to publish new novella
31st March 2010
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is set to release her first book in almost two years and help charity in the process.
Publisher Little, Brown Books revealed that The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner will be released on June 5th, at midnight in the US and 05:05 BST in the UK.
A donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund will be made from the sale of each book in the US.
Meyer said the novella started life as a short story which she wrote as an exercise when editing Eclipse, but it eventually grew into a work worthy of being published in its own right.
'I'd always considered The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner as something for the fans. They have been so supportive of all things Twilight,' she added.
Megan Tingley, senior vice president and publisher of Little, Brown Books for young readers, said the firm is 'doubly thrilled' to release a new addition to the Twilight world and help the disaster relief efforts in countries such as Haiti and Chile.
Earlier this month, Twilight was released as a graphic novel by Hachette Book Group imprint Yen Press. It uses selected text from Meyer's novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim.