Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Stephen and Candy Morgan. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, with five siblings: Seth, Emily, Jacob, Paul, and Heidi. She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she then attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a B.A. in English in 1995. Meyer met her husband Christian, nicknamed "Pancho", when she was growing up in Arizona, and married him in 1994. Together they have three sons: Gabe, Seth, and Eli.1
"She's not a hero, and she doesn't know the difference between Prada and whatever else is out there. She doesn't always have to be cool, or wear the coolest clothes ever. She's normal." ~ Stephenie Meyer on Bella
"It all started June 2nd 2003 and I have the exact, I know the exact date because I have all these other things on my calendar that I had to do that day." ~ when Stephenie Meyer decided to write
"The vampires had to have the basic rules of the vampires I've created — which means no fangs, which means no coffins, which means they sparkle in the sunlight. The characters have to exist by their present names and in their present forms, and you can't kill anyone who doesn't die in the book." ~ Stephenie Meyer on conditions imposed on movie makers
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