By Darren Franich
Updated June 25, 2010 at 08:20 PM EDT

Image Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosIn an interview with, Stephenie Meyer admits that she hasn’t done any work on Twilight sidequel Midnight Sun because she’s just plain “burned out on vampires.” First of all, let’s all join together in a hymn of agreement: “You and us both, sister!” But cynicism aside, this is actually a pretty cool admission for an author with such a famous franchise to make. We’d probably all feel much better if Frank Herbert had gotten burned out on sandworms before he wrote Heretics of Dune, or if George Lucas had gotten burned out on lightsabers before he did everything he has done after the year 1983.

More importantly, this admission offers the tantalizing possibility that Meyer might work her teeny-bopping love-magic on another supernatural being. She’s already taken a detour into sci-fi with The Host, and the mind races with possibilities. A fantasy-adventure about a captive princess who falls in love with an angsty dragon? A love affair between teen robots who like Paramore and crying? A young angel girl falls in love with a secretly-nice demon boy, but his father (Lucifer) disapproves?

In my opinion, Stephenie Meyer needs to set her sights high. She doesn’t just need to work her magic on any supernatural being. She needs to take a monster so grotesque, so singularly anti-romantic, that the mere mention of their existence can make your stomach turn. I’m talking about zombies. I’m betting that Meyer can turn the walking dead into adolescent love objects. My pitch: it’s a classic “Girl falls in love with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks” story, except the “boy” is a zombie with great hair and the “tracks” are a sonic fence designed to keep out zombies. It’ll take practically three books just to teach zombie boy how to talk, and by then, Justin Bieber will already be starring in the movie adaptation directed by Sofia Coppola!

Do you think my idea sounds utterly disgusting, PopWatchers? What would you like to see Stephenie Meyer do next? And notice that Meyer only mentions vampires. Is a Wolf Pack spin-off series far away? Sound off below!