A few weeks ago, I was able to attend a book signing at the King's English Bookstore in Sugarhouse, UT to meet a new author Aprillynn Pike. My sister-in-law did some graphic decals and stickers for her and told me to come to the event. I'm so thrilled she did! I went and picked up her debut novel Wings and just finished it! It is adorable and just a fun read!
When I first met the author she was just starting to get the book on shelves and get it off the ground. She is a friend of Stephanie Meyers of Twilight Fame and signed with Stephanie's agent at Harper Callings. Her and her husband were so adorable. You could see in both their eyes the hope and excitement that their little family's life was about to change.
Well, I just looked on the New York Times Bestsellers List and her book is currently #1!!!! I remember asking her husband how he feels about . His whole face lit up and he replied something along the lines of how thrilled he is to see his wife so happy and that he could never give her more happiness than what she is experiencing now, living a dream. It was so sweet. What an amazing support. In less than two weeks the Aprilynne made it to the rank of a New York Times Bestseller. What an accomplishment! I got a first edition signed copy for myself and a few other friends and would say that this book will probably keep doing really well. It's inside the teen relm, but it still is a great story! I would expect this to take off like Twilight really soon!
Here is a synopsis of the book from the author's website:
Aprilynne Pike's best-selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie. 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. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever. Available now from HarperTeen.
Here is me and the author Aprilynne! Congrats!
Just seeing how she has accomplised this as a mother of 3 children really motivates me to start writing! It seems like so much fun (and hard work I'm sure!) Well, Gotta go cause I'm going to write a book ;-)