->''"[[SarcasmMode So sorry to get you into writing. What a horrible thing to inflict on you. Should have just sold you crack]]."''
-->-- '''K. A. Applegate''', in a Website/{{Reddit}} [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/gzhau/iam_ka_applegate_author_of_animorphs_and_many/c1rfnwf Q&A session in 2011]]

K. A. Applegate (known in her later years as Katherine Applegate) is an American author of young adult science fiction, including the very successful ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series with Creator/MichaelGrant. She now has an [[https://twitter.com/#!/Kaaauthor official account]] on Website/{{Twitter}}. [[http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal She is also the winner of the 2013 Newberry Medal]] for ''The One and Only Ivan''. She is ''not'' retired, no matter what Animorphs fans might tell you - [[SameFaceDifferentName she's just writing under a different pen name now.]]
!!Works by K. A. Applegate with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''
* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''
* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}''
* ''Literature/EveAndAdam''

!!Other works by K. A. Applegate include
* ''Wishtree''
* ''The Only And Only Ivan''
* ''Crenshaw''
* ''The Buffalo Storm''
* ''Home of the Brave''
* The ''Roscoe Riley Rules'' Series
* The ''Making Out'' series, originally published as ''Boyfriends/Girlfriends''
* The ''Making Waves'' series, originally published as ''Ocean City''
* ''Ending: The Last''

!!Other tropes related to to K. A. Applegate:

* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Averted - in 2011, when the ''Animorphs'' books were still out of print, [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/gzhau/iam_ka_applegate_author_of_animorphs_and_many/c1rfte1 she stated she had no objection to people continuing to circulate them as free ebooks]]. She would've preferred to have them officially available for sale in ebook form, but it wasn't something Scholastic was actively doing at the time.
* MoustacheDePlume: Ambiguous initials sub-type. Her full name is Katherine Alice Applegate.