About the author: Stephenie Meyer

The crazy adventures and mystical journeys depicted in Meyer’s novels in the Twilight Saga are not exactly representative of Meyer’s life.

Born in Connecticut in 1973, Meyer lived a simple existence. A self-described “Jan Brady,” Meyer grew up in a large family with her parents, two sisters and three brothers. With a tight-knit family to support her, Meyer attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in English.

She now lives with her husband and three sons in Phoenix and is a full-time writer. After the release of her first novel, “Twilight,” booksellers described her as one of the “most promising new authors of 2005” according to Publisher’s Weekly.

Meyer has completed the Twilight Saga and has fans asking what’s next. Still working on a novel, “Midnight Son,” which re-tells the first book in the series from Edward’s perspective, Meyer will concentrate on that until finding new inspiration, according to her Web site.

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