Aprilynne Pike is the author of the bestselling young adult novels Wings, Spells, and Illusions. The three novels, often referred to as the Wings series, tell the story of Laurel, a 15-year-old girl who discovers she's a faerie sent to live among humans so she can protect the gateway to the magical land of Avalon.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Pike attended Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing after just three years. Following graduation, Pike married her husband Kenneth, whom she first met while he was completing a two-year mission for the Latter Day Saints Church.
Pike struggled to get published for years, writing three novels in her spare time while juggling a string of day jobs with her roles as wife and mother. The very day she decided to finally give up on her dream, Pike received a call from her agent informing her that a publisher had expressed interest in her manuscript. After a few additional months of revision, Wings made its debut in 2009, opening on the New York Times Best-Seller list.