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 College Station, Texas, with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.

Books by this Author

Our Story Begins
Maybe a Fox
Counting Crows
Mogie
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Write like your fingers are on fire.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm not too good at waiting. So, impatience would definitely be my Achilles heel.

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

A. Tolerance, creativity, humor.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Snakes.

Q. What’s your best quality?

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

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