Aprilynne Pike was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.She has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne recently returned to Arizona with her husband and three kids.
Wings,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.