Kari Anne Holt is the award-winning author of many middle grade novels in verse including the #ownvoices Redwood & Ponytail (Chronicle, 2019),  KnockoutHouse Arrest, and Rhyme Schemer. She is also the author of From You to MeGnome-a-geddon, Red Moon Rising, Brains for Lunch: a zombie novel in haikuMike Stellar: Nerves of Steel, and I Wonder, a picture book illustrated by Kenard Pak and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. Kari Anne lives with her wife and three children in Austin, TX.


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  1. Kari Anne was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 10th, 19somethingsomething.
  2. When she was 13, Kari Anne accidentally stomped through a gerbil cage, resulting in five stitches on her calf. You can still see the scar!
  3. When she was young, her favorite author was Paula Danziger, followed closely by Lois Lowry.
  4. Kari Anne’s favorite food is almost always a taco, but there are times when a cheeseburger wins.
  5. She has synesthesia, which means she sees letters and numbers as colors, and she sometimes mixes up other senses, too. (Examples: the letter C is orange, the number one is icy white)
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