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.


Aprilynne Pike was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.[3] She enjoyed creative writing even as a young child. She received a scholarship to Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho,[4] and earned her B.A. in Creative Writing at the age of 20.[5] Pike served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Idaho. While serving, she met her future husband, Kenneth. Aprilynne and her husband and has four children. She currently lives in Arizona.[6] In addition to writing, she has worked as an editor, a waitress, and childbirth educator and doula.[4]

Pike tried to get published for several years without success. Her first book to be published was Wings (2009) which became a New York Times Best Seller. This book became part of a four-book series written by Pike.[7] Wings debuted as a New York Times best-seller and reached the #1 spot on the Children's Best Seller list,[8] making Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009.[9] Her second novel likewise debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.[10] 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.[11] Illusions and Destined also debuted on the USA Today Bestseller list, which combines books across all genres.[12]

Pike cites several authors as influential in her writing, including young adult authors Stephenie Meyer—who promoted Pike's debut via cover blurb—and Lois Lowry.[13]



Wings Series
  1. Wings (2009)
  2. Spells (2010)
  3. Illusions/Wild (2011)
  4. Destined (2012)
Earthbound Series
  1. Earthbound (2013)
  2. Earthquake (2014)[14]
Charlotte Westing Chronicles
  1. Sleep No More (2014)
  2. Sleep of Death (2014)[15][16]
Standalone works
  • Life After Theft (2013)
  • "Glitter" (2016)
Short stories
  • "Nature" in Defy the Dark (2013)[17][18]
  • One Day More: A Life After Theft Novella (2013)


  • "Now and Then" in Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories, HarperTeen (2011)[19]


  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. ^ "About Aprilynne". Aprilynne Pike's Website. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Aprilynne Pike 1982-present". Literary Worlds: Illumination of the Mind. Brigham Young University. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Aprilynne Pike". HarperTeen.com. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  6. ^ "About Aprilynne". AprilynnePike.com. Imaginary Properties LLC. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Aprilynne Pike". Epic Reads. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer. "Children's Best Sellers for May 31, 2009". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  9. ^ "The Reign Continues". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (2011-05-22). "Children's Series Best Sellers for May 22, 2011". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  12. ^ "USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  13. ^ "Authors Pick Five: Aprilynne Pike". It's All About Books. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  14. ^ "Earthquake (Earthbound)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  15. ^ "Sleep of Death". Aprilynnepike.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  16. ^ "Sleep of Death - Amazon Page". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  17. ^ "Defy the Dark Contributor Page". Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  18. ^ "About Defy the Dark". Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  19. ^ "Dear Bully Contributor List". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 

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