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

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Write like your fingers are on fire.

Q. What’s your best quality?

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

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Snakes.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My two smart and talented sons. Not sure I can really take credit for them, but I'm in awe of them.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Tis a Gift to be Simple," a Shaker song; "Here Comes the Sun," the Beatles; "Eyes of Blue," Ken Appelt; "Tom Cat Trouble," by Tim Henderson; "St. Francis Fire," by Idgy Vaughn

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