Stephenie Meyer was born in Connecticut in 1973. Her family moved to the Phoenix area when she was four, and she has lived there every since. She is the second eldest child in a family of six, having two sisters and three brothers.
She attended Brigham Young University on a National Merit Scholarship majoring in English, but concentrating on literature rather than creative writing.
She has known her husband, Christian – or Pancho as everyone calls him, ever since she was four years old, but didn’t have much of a real relationship with him until she was older. They were married in 1994 and now have three beautiful sons; Gabe, Seth, and Eli. They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Twilight is her first book, but there will be at least two more books in Twilight series. The idea for Twilight came to her in a dream on the night of June 2, 2003. In the dream, she saw what eventually became Chapter 13 of Twilight. She started writing out the details of the dream, calling her two characters only “he” and “she” as they were unnamed. From that point on she wrote something every day until she was able to fill in the rest of the story. She started editing the book, writing several epilogues to the point where she realized she wasn’t ready to let the characters go and that there was more story to tell. She sent the book out to publishers and was eventually signed to Little, Brown and Company for a three book deal. From dream to deal, it took about six months for Twilight to become a reality. It was in stores a short eighteen months later. Later on, approximately after the release of New Moon, the deal was expanded to four books and Breaking Dawn was added as the final book in Bella and Edward’s story.
Stephenie has also published a short story in the anthology, Prom Nights From Hell and the sci-fi novel, The Host, and the novella the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.
On November 21, 2008, the movie version of Twilight was released. New Moon was released November 20, 2009. The release date of Eclipse was June 30 2010. Breaking Dawn part one is November 18, 2011 and Breaking Dawn part II is November 16, 2012.
For more information on Stephenie Meyer and the conception of the book Twilight, visit the Stephenie Meyer Website
Stephenie Meyer has also worked on projects outside of Twilight. She directed a music video for the recording artist Jack’s Mannequin. She has written the sci-fi novel, The Host, which will be made into a motion picture beginning March 2012. She also has her own production company, Fickle Fish Films, that is currently working on its first project, a motion picture of Shannon Hale’s Austenland.
You can write Stephenie care of her publishers:
c/o Author Mail
Little, Brown and Company
237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017