Susan Amerikaner is a writer, educator and specialist in children’s media. With a Master’s in Education from George Washington University, she has taught grades K-6, specializing in developing curricula for gifted children. Ms. Amerikaner is a writer and consultant for companies including Disney and Random House. In addition to more than 100 published books, Ms. Amerikaner has received the Writer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Children’s Script and an Emmy nomination for her TV scripts. Ms. Amerikaner considers herself very fortunate to work each day doing what comes naturally to her--thinking like a child.
Kara Kenna is an illustrator, designer and internationally published writer. Her work has appeared in a variety of media, including books, magazines, computer games and billboards. She graduated cum laude from USC with a BA in Fine Arts. Kara was the lead user-interface designer for the DAKIM Brain Fitness System that won a CES Innovation Award. She has also done work for Disney, Hasbro, Warner Brothers and Sesame Street. Kara is known for her bright, whimsical style and is dedicated to working on products that promote education, creativity and literacy.