Stephenie Meyer, an Arizona mother of three, woke up June 3, 2003 with a vampire dream fresh in her mind. The dream was so vivid, that she decided to write it down so she wouldn’t lose any of it. As the weeks past, she continued to flesh out her dream story, and within three months it had grown into a full-length young adult novel. A mere three months after finishing her first draft, she signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company, and The Twilight Saga began.

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Bella and Edward5 stars

This fan site was started by Michelle (no last name given) who concocted the idea for the site during her Digital Imaging class on October 7, 2006. It is chock full of fan art, fan fiction, book summaries, polls, quizzes, puzzles, and printable bookmarks (one of which I printed to stash in my borrowed copy of "Twilight.") Community components include a forum (which requires free registration) and a Facebook group with over nine thousand fans.

The Official Website of Stephenie Meyer5 stars

Managed by her little brother Seth, Meyer's official website includes both an official short bio, and a longer unofficial one written in first person: "I filled the 'Jan Brady' spot in my family – the second of three girls." But the best reason to visit, is to read the rough draft of "Midnight Sun," the fifth (and still unpublished) book in The Twilight Saga.. After it was distributed illegally on the Internet, Meyer decided to post the 264-page partial draft on her own site, along with her thoughts about how upsetting the theft of her book was, and her musings about whether or not she will ever be able to finish the book.

Twilight Lexicon4 stars

True to its name, Twilight Lexicon is a collection of character bios, places, timelines, and vampire and werewolf mythology compiled by webmasters Alphie and Pelirroja. Much of the material comes from the books themselves, but there is also an archive of email Q&A between the site owners and Meyer, in which the author shares additional details about her characters. "Edward's full name is Edward Anthony Masen Cullen. His mother's name is Elizabeth and his father's name is also Edward. His human life in Chicago was fairly happy and uneventful."

The Twilight Saga5 stars is the official website from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the publisher of Meyer's books. Best clicks are the printable reading group guides for "Twilight", "New Moon" and "Eclipse" (with promises for one for "Breaking Dawn") and a four-page printable trivia quiz ("What kind of vehicle did Charlie buy for Bella?") that also covers the first three books. Also of note are an asset builder where you can assemble custom desktop wallpaper or a Twilight avatar to represent you in the forums.

Twilighters Anonymous5 stars

Visit Twilighters Anonymous to get your fix of Twilight news, fun Twilight facts, oodles of video, a photo gallery of actors from the Twilight movie, and best of all, a user-edited Twilipedia. What's a Twilipedia? "Twilipedia, is our Twilight Series version of Wikipedia. If you're not familiar with Wikipedia, it is basically an online encyclopedia that is a collaborative effort of online editors. If you have extensive Twilight Series knowledge and writing skills, you can contribute to any section!"

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Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Edward Cullen and Bella Swan Fansite

His Golden Eyes

Twilight the Movie

Twilight FanFiction Archive

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