Stephanie Nielson: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Stephanie Nielson

Mother, Blogger, Survivor

Stephanie Nielson is a mother of five children, burn survivor, New York Times bestselling author, globally celebrated blogger, and founder of Beauty Rises public charity. Her inspiring story offers hope in the face of challenges, and inspiration to achieve dreams. Her relentless faith and passion for life saved her from a fiery airplane crash with 3rd and 4th degree burns over 80% of her body. The scars from these life threatening injuries cover her entire face, arms, legs, and hands, and yet she radiates an outward beauty that rises from within.

Her message of hope, perseverance, family, and faith are easily engaged among diverse audiences including, medical associations, educational institutions, women and youth conferences, and corporate gatherings. Her harrowing story has also been featured on “Today”, “Oprah Winfrey”, “20/20”, and many other media programs.

Stephanie Nielson was born and raised in Provo, Utah and is most widely known for publishing “”. In the world of social media she is simply referred to as “NieNie” (her blog-alias) which comes from the last 3 letters of her first name and the first 3 letters of her last name.

Stephanie also penned the New York Times bestseller "Heaven Is Here", her own inspiring memoir of incredible hope, triumph, and everyday joy. Her writings and social media messages are a natural portrayal of the everyday activities in her life, like being a wife, a stay-at-home-mother, and an active Mormon. Her blog and Instagram are filled with images that represent Stephanie’s everyday joys in these important roles of her life.

Stephanie was one of the first bloggers on the scene, more than a decade ago. She began writing in 2004 when their young family moved to New Jersey where her husband Christian, began his career. Originally the blog was simply a means of keeping family members in the west informed about their life back east. But people flocked to her little blog and her readership grew steadily all over the world.

As one of the original “mommy-bloggers” NieNieDialogues quickly garnered national attention about home-making. When the Nielsons moved to Arizona, Stephanie continued to share her family life through the blog and was even syndicated in a Martha Stewart magazine. Then when the airplane crash occurred in 2008 a vast community of blogosphere followers rallied to support her recovery.

Stephanie generously shares her personal life and family with the world and often speaks to audiences of thousands. In every venue (large or small) Stephanie shares her captivating story of why she beat the odds in perilous times, and what life is like with an altered appearance and physical limitations. She is an archetype of the public charity she founded called Beauty Rises, which emphasizes how beauty rises from within.

Although reconstructive surgery is an ongoing requirement for Stephanie, she maintains a joyful attitude for life, living the roles she loves to live. There is no doubt that Stephanie’s most treasured role is that of “mother.” The Nielson's have returned to Provo, Utah where they currently live with their 5 children: Claire, Jane, Oliver, Nicholas, and Charlotte.

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