Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award–winning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Keeper, and many picture books including Counting Crows. She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.

Books by this Author

Maybe a Fox
Counting Crows
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Write like your fingers are on fire.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Snakes.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm not too good at waiting. So, impatience would definitely be my Achilles heel.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Michelle Obama.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Black Beauty.

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