Twilight author Meyer accused of plagiarism

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Jul 4, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT

A writer plans to sue Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, accusing her of plagiarizing her by lifting passages from an obscure book she wrote called The Nocturne and using them in her vampire romance Breaking Dawn, the Reuters news service reported:

J. Craig Williams, who represents The Nocturne author Jordan Scott, told Reuters by phone that the passages in question involve few word-for-word similarities but that the two books have similar plot and character points.

Meyer's publisher, Hachette Book Group, called the accusation meritless, saying The Twilight Saga is entirely Meyer's creation and that she knew nothing of The Nocturne.