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Tui T. Sutherland was born on July 31, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela. 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, and The Menagerie series.


Tui was born in Caracas, Venezuela. 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 and then moved to New Jersey. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Adam, her sons, Jonah and Elliot, and her dog, Bo. Tui was also featured on Jeopardy in 2009 as a two-day champion.

Tui is very passionate and loving of both her books and FanWings (Wings of Fire fans). 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. Unfortunately, Sunshine passed away in the summer of 2020; Tui eventually got a new dog, whom her children named Bumblebee.[event 1] Her website and blog can be found here.

Other Books

Tui's 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.



  • So This Is How It Ends (2006)
  • Shadow Falling (2007)
  • Kingdom of Twilight (2008)

Glitter Tattoo Books

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

Mo and Ella

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


Spirit Animals

The Menagerie


Wings of Fire

Main Series



Graphic Novels



  • 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)


  • Tui usually writes between 11 PM to 4 AM.[event 2]
  • Tui keeps dragon figurines and plushies in her office.[event 3]
  • Tui sometimes put pictures of dessert in her Word documents and reminded herself that she would have them if she worked hard.[event 4]
  • Tui's favorite tribe is the RainWing, while the tribes she enjoyed writing about most are the IceWings, MudWings, and LeafWings.[event 5]
  • Tui said that if any Wings of Fire character came to life she would prefer Sunny or Kinkajou to rather come to life.[event 6]
  • Tui watched “Planet Earth” to figure out the characteristics for each tribe. [event 7]



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