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


Kimberly Willis Holt isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
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: 3.70 · 8,534 ratings · 1,295 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
When Zachary Beaver Came to...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 3,767 ratings — published 1999 — 24 editions
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My Louisiana Sky
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,491 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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Piper Reed: Navy Brat (Pipe...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 982 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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The Water Seeker
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 885 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Keeper of the Night
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 339 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Part of Me: Stories of a Lo...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Dancing in Cadillac Light
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 175 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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The Adventures Of Granny Cl...
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Kimberly Willis Holt at Barnes & Noble
Author appearance, April 30, 2015 06:30PM
Barnes & Noble, 6646 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA, US

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Kimberly Willis Holt discusses and signs copies of her new YA novel Dear Hank Wi ...more

Kimberly Willis Holt at Books-a-Million
Author appearance, May 02, 2015 02:00PM
Books-a-Million, 3660 North Boulevard, Alexandria, LA, US

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Kimberly Willis Holt at the West Baton Rouge Public Library
Author appearance, May 03, 2015 02:00PM
West Baton Rouge Public Library, 830 North Alexander Avenue, Port Allen, LA, US

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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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