According to The Guardian, here’s what he said in an interview earlier this month:
"The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn.”How then, does King explain Meyer’s huge success?
King also drew a comparison between Meyer and Perry Mason mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner. "He was a terrible writer, too, but he was very successful," he said, going on to criticise prolific thriller author James Patterson - "a terrible writer but he's very successful" - and fellow horror author Dean Koontz, who although he "can write like hell", is sometimes "just awful".I don’t know if Meyer has responded to King, but her fans certainly have.
"Steven [sic] King doesn't know what a real book was if it hit him in the face. He's just a bloody guy who is jealous of Edward's good looks."Ooh, ooh, cat fight! King vs. Gardner (in spirit), Patterson, Koontz, Meyer, and 50 million teenagers.