Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Kathi Appelt, author of the amazing Newbery Award-winning The Underneath. Kathi is here for a few days doing a school visit and I was happy that we got to spend some time together. She is a wonderful woman and a pleasure to talk to. We chatted in a local coffee shop for almost two hours and the time just flew by. It is so nice to be able put a face with the name finally! The Underneath was one of my favorite books last year and meeting Kathi was a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday. :)
We discussed some of our current favorite books, my sometime-desire to do some of my own writing, the large children’s lit community in and around Austin, Texas, and our own various travels. If you ever get the chance to hear Kathi speak, I highly recommend it!