Biography of Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer was born Stephenie Morgan in Connecticut in 1973, the second oldest of six children. By the time she was four, her family had settled in Phoenix, Arizona, which has been her home for the most part since then. She went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she was awarded a National Merit Scholarship that helped her to attend Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. At Brigham Young University, Meyer studied English, focusing on literature and taking one creative writing class in poetry.

She met her future husband, Christiaan (popularly called Pancho) when she was four. As the story goes, she only had her first real conversation with him when she was twenty, and nine months later, they were married. Stephenie now lives with Pancho and three young sons, Gabe, Seth, and Eli, in Phoenix.

Meyer has a strong popular following as well as the respect of critics for her Twilight series of "vampire romances," initiated with Twilight in 2005. In 2009, she won a British Book Award (Children's Book of the Year) for her Breaking Dawn (2008), the fourth novel in the series.


Study Guides on Works by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn is the last instalment in the Twilight Saga – the love triangle between a human, vampire and werewolf/shape-shifter. The cover of the novel is the metaphor of Bella’s journey. She began as the weakest member on the chessboard – the...

Eclipse is the third installment of the Twilight Saga, written by Stephanie Meyer. The book was released originally in hardcover on August 7, 2007 by Little, Brown Publishing Company.

New Moonreceived favorable critical reception, quickly selling...

New Moonis the second installment of the Twilight Saga, written by Stephanie Meyer. The book was released originally in hardcover on September 6th, 2006 by Little, Brown Publishing Company.

New Moonreceived favorable critical reception, quickly...

Stephenie Meyer began to write Twilight on the first day after a vivid dream she had about a young woman and a very handsome vampire in a field discussing their love for each other and the problem of the vampire’s hunger for her scent and her...