Author of the popular young adult, vampire-themed Twilight book series. She was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in America after Twilight and its sequels (New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn) became bestsellers.
She received a degree in English from Brigham Young University in 1997. Feeling she had no chance of making it as a writer, she considered attending law school.
She was born in Connecticut, and she and her five siblings grew up in Arizona. She married Christian Meyer in 1994, and the couple went on to have children named Seth, Eli and Gabe.
The film adaptations of the Twilight books feature actress Kristen Stewart.