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
Mogie
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Write like your fingers are on fire.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Tolerance, creativity, humor.

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

A. I would love to play the piano.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I've been told that I have a distinctive laugh.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd love to be a radio disc jockey.

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