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Stephenie Meyer emerges to appear on 'Oprah' today

November 13, 2009 |  6:00 am

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Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" series, will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" this afternoon (the show broadcasts at 4 p.m. in many markets). The television appearance is a rare one for the author, who apologizes to fans on her website for "doing the hermit thing this last year."

Meyer is being lured out by the shine of "New Moon." The second film to feature Robert Pattinson as vampire Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan opens wide on Nov. 20. Meyer writes on her website, "I am so pleased and amazed and thrilled with what [director] Chris Weitz has done with 'New Moon' that I want to talk about it, and to show my support for him."

Earlier this week, serious "Twilight" fans submitted their too-specific-for-Oprah's-show questions to Meyer through the Twilight Saga website, which will be posting her answers on Monday.

Oprah will be the only talk show host to get time with Meyer, apparently; she writes that she's doing only this one interview. After that, she'll slip back into the dark.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photos: Stephenie Meyer, credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images. Oprah Winfrey, credit: Warren Toda/ EPA

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