Profile

Kathi Appelt is the bestselling, award-winning author of over 30 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

Jane Kurtz

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Sara Ryan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Martine Leavitt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Tom Birdseye

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

William Alexander

Faculty Chair, MFA in WCYA

Mary Quattlebaum

Faculty, MFA in WCYA