Lives in College Station, TX with husband Ken and four adorable cats.
Two sons, both musicians.
Serves on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Program.
Kathi Appelt is the author of books: The Underneath, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Maybe a Fox, Keeper, Counting Crows, Mogie: The Heart of the House, When Otis Courted Mama, Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky, Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America, Kissing Tennessee: and Other Stories from the Stardust Dance
Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder, Shiloh, and The Yearling, for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love — and its opposite, hate — the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.