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

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

A. Write like your fingers are on fire.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Black Beauty.

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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Like I said, I hate to wait.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Snakes.

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