Tui T. Sutherland was born on July 31, 1978. She is a Venezuelan-American children's book author, most notably the author of the New York Times and the USA Today bestselling series Wings of Fire. She has also written the book Against the Tide, the fifth installment to the Spirit Animals series.

Biography Edit

Tui was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and before high school, she lived in Asuncion, Paraguay, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Miami, Florida. She was named after the Tui bird in New Zealand. Tui received 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 dog, Sunshine. She was also featured on Jeopardy as a two-day champion in 2009.[1]

Tui is very passionate and loving of both her books and FanWings. She loves to do live chats on the Scholastic Wings of Fire forum and has a collection of small videos on the Scholastic YouTube channel. She usually changes her favorite dragon while she writes and she uses other dragon books to aid her writing. She loves her dog Sunshine dearly, as she named Sunny after her. Her website and blog can be found here.

Other BooksEdit

Her other books include the Avatars trilogy, several bestselling books in the Warriors and Seekers series (under the alias of Erin Hunter), the Pet Trouble books, the books Save The Date, He's With Me, and Never Bite A Boy On The First Date (under the pen name Tamara Summers), two books in the Little House series under the pen name Heather Williams, book 5 in the Spirits Animals series, and the Menagerie trilogy, which she wrote with her sister Kari.        

Books Edit

Warriors Edit

Avatars Edit

  • So This Is How It Ends
  • Shadow Falling
  • Kingdom of Twilight

Mo and Ella Edit

  • Meet Mo and Ella (2001)
  • Fun with Mo and Ella (2002)

Glitter Tattoo Books Edit

  • Monster Party (with glitter tattoos) (2000)
  • Silly Creepy Crawlies (with glitter tattoos) (2000)
  • Glittering Galaxies: A Trip Through the Stars (with glitter tattoos) (2001)

Seekers Edit

Wings of Fire Edit

Wings of Fire: Winglets Edit

Wings of Fire: Legends Edit

Wings of Fire Graphic NovelsEdit

Other Edit

  • Kermit's Mixed-Up Valentines (co-written with Emily Sollinger) (2001)
  • Hide and Go Peep! (2001)
  • Who Was Harry Houdini? (2002)
  • This Must Be Love (2004)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • He's With Me (I Heart Bikinis) (2007)
  • Nellie Oleson Meets Laura Ingalls (Little House) (2007)
  • The Menagerie (2013)
  • The Menagerie: Dragon on Trial (2014)
  • The Menagerie: Krakens and Lies (2015)
  • Spirit Animals Book 5: Against the Tide (2014) 
  •  Forge Your Dragon World        


  • She was born on July 31st, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Her western zodiac sign is Leo, which is ironically a Fire element sign.
  • In the Chinese Zodiac, she was born in the Year of the Horse.


References Edit


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