Katherine Alice "K.A." Applegate (born October 9, 1956) is an American author of middle grade science fiction, including the very successful Animorphs series with her husband, Michael Grant. She now has an official account on Twitter. She is also the winner of the 2013 Newberry Medal for The One and Only Ivan, which was released as a motion picture by Disney in August 2020, direct to Disney+. (See the trailer for that here.) She is not retired, no matter what Animorphs fans might tell you - she's just writing under her first and last name.
Works by K. A. Applegate with their own trope pages include:
Other works by K. A. Applegate include
- The One and Only Bob (2020 followup to The One and Only Ivan)
- The Buffalo Storm
- Home of the Brave
- The Roscoe Riley Rules Series
- The Making Out series, originally published as Boyfriends/Girlfriends, republished as The Islanders in 2015.
- The Making Waves series, originally published as Ocean City
Other tropes related to K. A. Applegate:
- Digital Piracy Is Okay: In 2011, when the Animorphs books were still out of print, 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.
- Moustache de Plume: Ambiguous initials sub-type. Her full name is Katherine Alice Applegate. She's switched to using her first name in recent years.