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"The mother of all FanWings"
Tui T. Sutherland is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series Wings of Fire. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and before high school, she lived in Asuncion, Paraguay, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Miami, Florida. Tui had an education at Williams College. She then moved to New Jersey and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Adam, her sons, Jonah and Elliot, and her very patient dog, Sunshine. She was also featured on Jeopardy as a two-day champion in 2009!
Some of her other books include the Avatars trilogy, several bestselling books in the Warriors and Seekers series under the alias of Erin Hunter, and the Menagerie trilogy, which she wrote with her sister, Kari. You can visit her website and blog at tuibooks.com.