- Received a National Merit Scholarship to attend college.
- Only held one paying job prior to becoming a published author, working briefly as a receptionist for a real-estate agent in Arizona.
- Was inspired to write the Twilight series based on a vivid dream.
- Finished writing her first manuscript in only three months.
- Was the best-selling author of 2008, selling 22 million books.
- Is a practicing member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.