Kimberly Willis Holt





Kimberly Willis Holt


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Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the Piper Reed series, including Piper Reed, Navy Brat, Piper Reed, Clubhouse Queen, and Piper Reed, Rodeo Star. She has written many award-winning novels, including The Water Seeker and My Louisiana Sky, as well as the picture books Waiting for Gregory and Skinny Brown Dog. A former Navy brat herself, Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida, and lived all over the U.S. and the world—from Paris to Norfolk to Guam to New Orleans. Holt long dreamed of being a writer, but first worked as a radio news director, marketed a water park, and was an interior decorator, among other jobs. A few years after she started writing, her third book, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, won a National Book Award for Young People ...more

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When my first book came out I asked schools if I could "talk to their students." I had to sell myself to do a free visit. That was over 15 years ago. At Texas Library Association in 1999, Caroline Kienzie, then with Irving ISD, invited me to visit her schools. After that, invitations rushed in.

If you are one of the educators who booked me, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I've... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.74 · 11,096 ratings · 1,675 reviews · 23 distinct works · Similar authors
When Zachary Beaver Came to...

3.61 avg rating — 4,609 ratings — published 1999 — 28 editions
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My Louisiana Sky

3.92 avg rating — 1,843 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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Piper Reed: Navy Brat (Pipe...

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The Water Seeker

3.74 avg rating — 1,050 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Dear Hank Williams

3.94 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Keeper of the Night

3.69 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Part of Me: Stories of a Lo...

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Dancing in Cadillac Light

3.69 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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Piper Reed, The Great Gypsy...

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Piper Reed Gets a Job (Pipe...

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Piper Reed: Navy Brat Piper Reed, The Great Gypsy Piper Reed Gets a Job Piper Reed, Campfire Girl Piper Reed, Rodeo Star Piper Reed, Forever Friend
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Kimberly Willis Holt at Lemuria Books
Author appearance, March 27, 2017 04:00PM
Lemuria Books, 4465 I 55 N # 202, Jackson, MS, US

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Kimberly Willis Holt discusses and signs copies of her new novel Blooming at the ...more

Kimberly Willis Holt at the Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Author appearance, March 28, 2017 03:30PM
Spellbound Children's Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC, US

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Kimberly Willis Holt at Book People
Author appearance, March 31, 2017 04:00PM
Book People, 603 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, US

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Kimberly Willis Holt discusses and signs copies of her new novel Blooming at the ...more

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“Some people are just afraid of what's different. It doesn't mean different is bad. It just means different is different. ”
Kimberly Willis Holt, My Louisiana Sky

“If you're gonna fret, fret over something you can change. Then stop fretting and do something about it.”
Kimberly Willis Holt

“And in this moment, I realize one reason it's so great to have a best friend is sometimes, like right now, Cal and I are thinking the very same thing.”
Kimberly Willis Holt, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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