Famous for her "The NieNie Dialogues" blog, which focuses on her experiences as a mother and a member of the Mormon community, Nielson is also well known as a survivor of a 2008 plane crash that left her with severe, widespread burns.
She was twenty-seven years old and a mother of four when she boarded a Cessna plane piloted by her husband and was severely injured as the result of a mechanical failure that occurred en route from Arizona to New Mexico.
Her debut book, Heaven is Here, was published in 2012.
Born Stephanie Aurora Clark, she grew up with a sister, C. Jane Kendrick, who also became a popular blogger. Her marriage to Christian Nielson resulted in daughters named Claire, Jane, and Charlotte, and in sons named Nicholas and Oliver.
In 2012, she was a vocal supporter of Republican presidential hopeful and fellow Mormon, Mitt Romney.