Forks, Wash.

A sign welcomes visitors to Forks, Wash., a small town in northwestern Washington state. The town, long suffering from the decline of the timber industry, has been revitalized by a steady stream of visitors who are fans of the vampire-themed "Twilight" series of books by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004413" title="Stephenie Meyer" href="/topic/arts-culture/literature/stephenie-meyer-PECLB0004413.topic">Stephenie Meyer</a>, whose main character, Bella Swan, lives and attends high school in Forks.
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( AP photo by Ted. S. Warren / November 17, 2009 )

A sign welcomes visitors to Forks, Wash., a small town in northwestern Washington state. The town, long suffering from the decline of the timber industry, has been revitalized by a steady stream of visitors who are fans of the vampire-themed "Twilight" series of books by Stephenie Meyer, whose main character, Bella Swan, lives and attends high school in Forks.

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