Aprilynne Pike

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Aprilynne Pike
Aprilynne pike 2013.jpg
Aprilynne Pike at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
Born Salt Lake City, Utah,
United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genre Young-adult fiction, fantasy fiction

Aprilynne Pike is an internationally best-selling[1][2] 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,[3] making Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009.[4] Her second novel likewise debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.[5] 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.[6] Illusions and Destined also debuted on the USA Today Bestseller list, which combines books across all genres.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Aprilynne Pike was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.[8] She earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho at the age of 20.[9] 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.[10]



Wings Series
  1. Wings (2009)
  2. Spells (2010)
  3. Illusions/Wild (2011)
  4. Destined (2012)
Earthbound Series
  1. Earthbound (2013)
  2. Earthquake (2014)[11]
Charlotte Westing Chronicles
  1. Sleep No More (2014)
  2. Sleep of Death (2014)[12][13]
Standalone works
  • Life After Theft (2013)
Short stories
  • "Nature" in Defy the Dark (2013)[14][15]
  • One Day More: A Life After Theft Novella (2013)


  • "Now and Then" in Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories, HarperTeen (2011)[16]


  1. ^ "Top Livros - semana de 24 a 30 de Maio". Blogtailors. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Foreign Rights Redux". Aprilynne Pike's Blog. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  3. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer. "Children's Best Sellers for May 31, 2009". New York Times. Archived from the original on 30 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  4. ^ "The Reign Continues". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  5. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (2010-05-23). "Children's Best Sellers for May 23, 2010". New York Times. Archived from the original on 21 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  6. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (2011-05-22). "Children's Series Best Sellers for May 22, 2011". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  7. ^ "USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  8. ^ "About Aprilynne". Aprilynne Pike's Website. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  9. ^ "Aprilynne Pike". HarperTeen.com. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  10. ^ "Authors Pick Five: Aprilynne Pike". It's All About Books. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  11. ^ "Earthquake (Earthbound)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  12. ^ "Sleep of Death". Aprilynnepike.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Sleep of Death - Amazon Page". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  14. ^ "Defy the Dark Contributor Page". Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  15. ^ "About Defy the Dark". Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  16. ^ "Dear Bully Contributor List". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 

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