Stephanie Nielson was born and raised in Provo, Utah. In 2005 she began nieniedialogues.com, a popular blog about her life as a wife, mother, and Mormon. In 2008 Stephanie and her husband survived a near-fatal plane crash in which they were both severely burned. Stephanie has maintained a positive outlook in the aftermath of this ordeal and through her extensive rehabilitation, a journey she continues to share on her blog, which is visited by four million people every month. Her story has been featured on Oprah, the Today show, and in People magazine. Stephanie lives in Provo with her husband and their four children.