Kathi Appelt is a prolific writer. Her book, The Underneath was a Newbery Honor book and her other books have won many awards. You can find out more about Kathi on her website.
Kathi describes her dot, "This is the face of my beautiful little muse, Jazz. She’s mostly Tonkinese, but we call her Talkinese because she has so much to say. Against her dark little face, her eyes are strikingly blue. When I’m working, she stays right beside me. You could say she keeps her eyes on me."
I want to give a shout-out to our dear friends at Pippin Properties for helping to connect the dots with Kathi. I love the Pippins!