Profile

Kathi Appelt is the bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books for young readers.

Her debut middle-grade novel, The Underneath, was a National Book Award Finalist and a Newbery Honor Book. In addition, it received the Pen USA Award. Her middle-grade novel, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, was also a National Book Award Finalist. Kathi’s first young adult novel, Angel Thieves, was published in 2019. She makes her home in College Station, Texas, and is a former faculty chair of the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Visit www.kathiappelt.com to learn more.

Education

Graduate Studies - Communication & Rhetoric | University of Iowa

Graduate Studies - English | Texas A&M

BA - English & Theater Arts| Texas A&M

Cory McCarthy

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Corey Ann Haydu

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

K.A. Holt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Varian Johnson

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Kathi Appelt

Faculty Emerita, MFA in WCYA