Aprilynne Pike

  Female      American      Author

About Author

Aprilynne Pike is an internationally best-selling American author best known for her debut novel Wings, which was released in English on May 5, 2009. Her first novel debuted as a New York Times best-seller and reached the #1 spot on the Children's Best Seller list, making Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009. Her second novel likewise debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. When her debut series reached three books and was moved to the New York Times best-selling Children's Series list, it became a best-selling series. Illusions and Destined also debuted on the USA Today Bestseller list, which combines books across all genres.

Aprilynne Pike was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho at the age of 20. Pike is a Latter-day Saint.

Pike cites several authors as influential in her writing, including YA authors Stephenie Meyer—who promoted Pike's debut via cover blurb—and Lois Lowry...

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