Novel Novice Founder Now an Author

Those of you who have visited the Lexicon for awhile might remember how the website Novel Novice started. Tiffany Truitt, the site’s founder, was a new teacher in a school district where the students had been labeled as difficult and behind in academics. She started a Twilight blog and had her students contribute to it in the hopes of encouraging them to read and write, and to share their thoughts and experiences with others. We caught wind of what the site had to offer (to be completely honest, we don’t remember how we discovered the site) and posted about it in our news round-up on May 23, 2008. It resulted in their site going from relative obscurity to getting practically 10,000 hits overnight. Eventually Novel Novice was so popular it got it’s own URL, added more staff (today under the leadership of Sara), and today they don’t just cover Twilight, but a wide range of YA Novels. Over the years the site has done any number of fantastic things from encouraging voter registration of young people, reading and literacy awareness campaigns, fabulous Twilight desktop wallpapers, etc.

Reflecting back on the experience, Tiffani wrote in to tell us, “I started a blog with my students called Twilight Novel Novice. I worked at a low-income school, and used the novels to encourage my struggling readers to delve into books. We did all sorts of things to get them interested: comics, commercials, soundtracks…all using Twilight. Your website was gracious enough to feature us. I can’t tell you how excited the kids were when I walked in and pulled up your website on the projector. Seriously one of the best moments I ever had teaching.”

There are a million Twilight sites out there. We get tons of requests asking us to feature a particular site. If we did, we’d probably close down for all other business. So, why did we feature Novel Novice that day? it was a site that was different, it hooked kids (boys and girls) on reading and discussing their ideas. At the time we had roughly three teachers on the admin staff and we loved the innovation, and how engaging kids who others had written off, in the world of YA lit opened them up to reading Twilight and then reading other things.

So today, Tiffani Truitt is a published YA author. Her debut novel, Chosen Ones is out today on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

So on behalf of the entire staff of the Twilight Lexicon, congrats to Tiffani!

Novel Novice Does Twilight Desktop Calendars

Each year the crew over at Novel Novice does these really amazing desktop calendars featuring the Twilight fandom. This year they have branched out a bit and have a multi-fandom theme going. Twilight is in two of the months, but there is also Harry Potter, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games, and more.

Check out the entire collection at Novel Novice.  Also check out Novel Novice for some really great coverage on the latest in YA books.

Twilight Valentines From Novel Novice

Need some electronic valentines? Then look no further than Novel Novice!

Catch the whole collection here.

Novel Novice Posts 2011 Twilight Saga Desktop Calendars

Novel Novice has just posted their 2011 desktop Twilight calendars. Every year they do a great job on this. Check out the whole collection here.

Novel Novice Interviews The Hillywood Show

Novel Novice interviewed The Hillywood Show cast members at the Portland Twilight convention. We can’t wait until their next parody, the Eclipse one, goes up!

Novel Novice also has some of the best wallpapers and desktop calendars going, so if you have never checked out their site, now is the time to do it!

30 Days of Eclipse from Novel Novice

Our friends over at Novel Novice Twilight are having a 30 day celebration as they count down to the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  They are giving away all sorts of prizes to fans who participate.  Visit their site daily for the next 30 days to make sure you enter all the contests.

Robert Pattinson Bothered Wallpaper


Novel Novice has made some great wallpapers from the instant classic Jimmy Fallon episode where Robert Pattinson joined Jimmy Fallon in the tree. There are several styles to choose from. EDITED: Correct link here!

New Moon Themed Desktop Calendars

Novel Novice is back with its yearly treat of Twilight Saga themed desktop calendars. Below you can see January.

New Moon Desktop Calendar

Get the full year’s worth at Novel Novice.

Team Switerland Friday:Wallpaper Time

Novel Novice is back with a ton of wallpaper featuring new images.

Team Switzerland Friday!

Novel Novice is back with this weeks Team Switzerland! This week they have done something really clever. They have done opening credits for Twilight that imitate of the shows’ styles. They have everyone from James Bond to Angel to Dollhouse. Check them all out!  The one below is the Dollhouse version.