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Article by Kathryn Apel.

Posted on: June 22, 2010

Kathryn Apel

Kat is one of two talented ladies (Karen Collum is the other) that co-host the fun-filled and interesting #pblitchat on Twitter every Sunday night here in the USA and Monday in the land of Oz, better known to us in the USA as Australia.

One of the blogs I read on a regular basis just featured Kat. Here is a link to Kat’s “Lights Out article. To read the rest of what Kat said about her reading when the lights were out,  go to

To visit Kat’s website go to

Lights Out!” (Kathryn Apel)

18 hours ago by soupblog. — 2 comments

Kathryn Apel is the author of Fencing With Fear and This is the Mud. She’s here today to help us celebrate the launch of the Undercover Readers Club by sharing the books that she liked to read after ‘lights out’ when she was a child. Welcome, Kat!

"Fencing with fear cover""This is the mud (cover)"

What did I read after lights out when I was growing up


4 Responses to "Article by Kathryn Apel."

Glad to find a fan of Alphabet Soup’s blog – and lovely to discover your blog too! I’ve really enjoyed collecting everyone’s ‘lights out’ reminiscences for the blog posts. And you’re right, Kat is a very talented lady. Thanks for the link!

No problem. Thanks for the comment. I’ve been following Alphabet Soup for about a year or so now. I love hearing what is going on around the world. I have a few internet friends from that part of the world and like to point them to articles on blogs that inform and interest them.

I am a devoted #pblitchat participant.

Will be checking out your blog.

Peg Finley aka Peg366 on

And all this cross-linking means that I have found you too! And I’m blushing at the beautiful things you’re both saying about me. But it is a nice, warm and fuzzy blushing – so thankyou both. 🙂 (Now I wonder if I can be so tricky as to link to you too!)


No problem. I am enjoying your blog.


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I love the children's movies Wizard of Oz and the Neverending Story. Both movies make me feel the lesson that hope is alive and well. After seeing UP this past week, it just might have a chance at being added to this list.

I love the cool colors of blues and purples.Those colors are peaceful for me.

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