Aprilynne Pike's WINGS is the first of four books about an ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to both worlds.
Aprilynne Pike 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 currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates.
Thai food or Chinese?
OMG I love them both, I can't choose!!! *waffles* Well, I can think of more specific Chinese dishes I love off the top of my head, so i guess I'll go with Chinese. :)
Advice for writers in 5 words or less.
While subbing, write another book.
What are you reading right now?
I just finished I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells and The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Apparently I am in a boy-book phase. However, these were both excellent.
Tell us something weird about you.
I love broccoli. LOOOOOOVE broccoli!!
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
*ahem* No comment.
Where would you like to travel that you haven’t yet?
France and Japan!
In writing, are you a plotter or a plunger?
Plotter all the way!!
What’s the last song you listened to?
*checks ipod* Dancing Queen by ATeens (originally by ABBA)
Favorite movie snack?
What’s your cure for the blues?
Very loud music.
Camping or four-star hotel?
Four star hotel. I don't like camping at all. Yuck!
Ocean or lake?
Ocean. Give me waves!
A very beat up old truck I bought from my uncle. I loved that truck!!!
Snorkeling or skiing?
I went snorkeling for the first time last summer and it PWNS skiing so much!!!
Do you speak a foreign language?
I understand and read French pretty well, but I suck at speaking it. Does that count?
Ever wish you’d studied a different subject in college?
Nope. I tried that and it didn't work.
Do you use writing prompts?
No. I don't really like them.
Waitress at a dinner theatre. Fun!
Spring or fall?
Spring because that means it's almost SUMMER!!!
Last book you gave as a gift.
Early bird or night owl?
Night owl, but my kids are doing their best to train me out of that.
Rain or sun?
Chocolate chip cookies or snickerdoodles?
Snickerdoodles. I think Chocolate chips are overrated.
Beach or mountains?
If someone made you sing karaoke – you couldn’t refuse! – what would you sing?
I'm not that Girl for Wicked. I sing it really well.:)
Thanks for indulging our curiosity, Aprilynne!