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

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 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

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Macaroni and cheese

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.

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