Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has revealed she was accused of stealing material from a fan fiction e-book.
Speaking to Mark Lawson on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, Meyer said another writer had tried to sue her but it "didn't go anywhere".
The writer said the lawsuit was over the use of a traditional wedding vows scene on a beach in one of her novels.
"It was an interesting thing to have someone come at you to say that those elements had been stolen," she said.
We all know that Fifty Shades Of Grey started as a piece of Twilight fan-fiction called “Master of the Universe” and then it was released as a stand-alone series and has become this phenomenon with its own movie adaptation on the way.
The Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer recently talked about Fifty shades of Grey in interview with BBC, while she is in London to sign autographs of her book The Host in preparation for its theatrical release this month.
She said “I’m so far removed from it. I haven’t read it. It’s not a genre that I have had any experience with. You know, it’s kind of nice that she’s done so well and that she’s gotten a start, and that’s cool.”
As with the Twilight Saga, there are many, many versions of fan-fiction out there for her alien invasion trilogy starter, but Meyer claims not to read them.
"I didn't even know fan-fiction existed until I started writing and heard about it. It wasn't a world I was aware of at all," she said, "and I don't think it really did exist until we had the internet to sort of share things that way."
Even so, she admitted to understanding why the fanfic world exists. "Maybe if when I was fifteen if it all existed, there were some series I might have been terribly tempted to go in and write more 'cause I wasn't ready for them to end," she explained.
The full interview will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Front Row on Monday 11 March.
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