Stephenie Meyer was born on December 24, 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. She then attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a B.A. in English in 1997. Meyer met her husband Christiaan when she was 4 years old in Arizona, and married him in 1994 when they were both 21. Christiaan Meyer, formerly an auditor, has now retired to take care of the children.
Meyer had never written even a short story before Twilight and had considered going to law school because she felt she had no chance of becoming a writer; she later noted that the birth of her oldest son Gabe changed her mind. Before becoming an author, Meyer's only professional work was as a receptionist in a property company. Meyer lives in Cave Creek, Arizona, and also owns a home on Marrowstone Island, Washington
She is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight. The Twilight novels have gained worldwide recognition and sold over 100 million copies globally, with translations into 37 different languages. Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in America, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. Twilight was the best-selling book of the year.
Meyer was ranked #49 on Time magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in 2008", and was included in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities in 2009, entering at #26. Her annual earnings exceeded $50 million. In 2010, Forbes ranked her as the #59 most powerful celebrity with annual earnings of $40 million.
One of Meyer's short stories was published in Prom Nights from Hell, a collection of stories about bad prom nights with supernatural effects. It is a story about "Hell on Earth", Prom Nights from Hell was released in April 2007.
Lastly, in April 2009, Meyer took part in Project Book Babe, a benefit designed to help pay her...