Aprilynne Pike:Mormon Author
Aprilynne Pike is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Wings, which propelled her into the distinction as the best-selling noncelebrity children’s author to debut in 2009.
Pike was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and Driggs, Idaho. She earned her BA in creative writing (with a minor in theater) from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where she had received a scholarship to run cross-country. She continues to be an avid runner.
While her husband was pursuing his undergraduate degree, she took a graduate course in editing at Brigham Young University. She later certified as a doula and childbirth educator. Wings, her first published novel, debuted as a New York Times best seller and quickly climbed to the #1 spot. That first novel grew into a series (Wings, Spells, Illusions, and Destined) that claimed the #1 place on the Children’s Series Best Seller list. She also has two stand-alone novels, Life After Theft (2013) and Earthbound (2013). In 2009, Variety announced that the Walt Disney Company had optioned the film rights to Wings.
Pike is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her husband, Kenneth, have four children and live in Arizona.