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 and many picture books. She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.

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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Newberry Honoree, Kathi Appelt shares the inspiration for her National Book Award finalist; The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Write like your fingers are on fire.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Macaroni and cheese

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I like to think that I'm a good listener.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Movies.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would love to play the piano.

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