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, Maybe a Fox (with Alison McGhee), 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

Max Attacks
Angel Thieves
Our Story Begins
Maybe a Fox
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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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Tolerance, creativity, humor.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Like I said, I hate to wait.

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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I've been told that I have a distinctive laugh.

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