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 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 be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I love being in my own studio and home. No other place is quite so sweet.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Um, er, like, yep.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cruella deVille

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