Stephenie Meyer was born on December 24 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut to Mormon parents Stephen and Candy Morgan. She was second of her six brothers and sisters. Stephenie was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She moved there with her family when she was only 4 years old. She got her uncommon name from her father who added vowels „i“ and „e“ as two last letters of her name. Stephanie, as an older sibling had to take care of her younger siblings.