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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Mary Breckenridge--she loved babies, and so do I.

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

A. A thinner me.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Like I said, I hate to wait.

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

A. Tolerance, creativity, humor.

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