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 trait is most noticeable about you?

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

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

A. Movies.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A thinner me.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Snakes.

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