1. At what point were you worried for Bella's safety with the thugs? Or did you have some idea that Edward would show up just in the nick of time?
Can I have one of each? I mean, I was sure something horrible was going to come up as soon as Bella didn't go to the bookstore as planned. It would be the perfect opportunity for Edward to play hero! However, due to somebody
keeping me so very in the moment with her writing, I found myself holding my breath by the time they caught her in the alley.2. How did you feel about Edward's emotional reaction to the whole situation? Were you afraid of him? Were you worried for Bella?
It was a good reminder that he wasn't working on an entirely human level. It was intense and a little scary, but I was never particularly worried for Bella.3. Were you surprised that Edward told the truth so quickly about his ability to mind read? Had you guessed that this was his secret?
I really wasn't surprised that he was so forthcoming when he was asked a direct question.
I mean, there's a big difference between "What are you?" and "Are you a _____?"4. What was your personal theory as to why Edward can't hear Bella's mind the first time you read the book?
I thought there was something Other about her, though I wasn't sure exactly what it was. I thought she might be some kind of psychic as well, though I think that was because I've read too many comic books.5. Did it concern you at all that Edward keeps such a close watch over Bella? Did it seem somewhat like a stalker to you or did you just brush it off?
Once I realized how very prone to dangerous situations she was, I took it as a mildly obsessive protective gesture. Then again, I've written girls who thought it was sweet that the boy of their dreams stalked them before introducing himself, and I've also written girls who were cursed in such a way that danger saught them out, so...I may have been a little biased.