kama as child petting giant turtle

Kama as child petting goat

I’m a Brooklyn-based writer and editor of children’s media. I grew up in a small beach town in Connecticut and published my first work, the mimeographed Gumdrop Gazette, at the age of eight (my reporting garnered numerous awards from my dad). About 20 years later, after getting my master’s degree in literacy education at U.C. Berkeley, I became an editor at Scholastic, and now I’m a content creator at Sesame Street.

I’ve written more than 40 books for kids, published by Scholastic, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins. I’ve also authored magazine articles, outreach materials, and web content for Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, The New York Times Learning Network, Best Friends Animal Society, and The Humane Society of the United States (I’m an editorial advisor for their kids’ magazine, Kind News). See my Amazon author page.

When I’m not fighting over the keyboard with Marvin the cat, I’m volunteering for animal-welfare organizations and providing animal-assisted therapy (Marvin and I are a registered therapy team and visit residents of a nearby nursing home, spreading love and fur).

“I am amazed by her creativity and her drive to succeed. If I didn’t have more money than her, I’d have an inferiority complex.”
–Marty Einhorn (my dad)

“OMG, she’s like an idea gerbil!”
–Liza Charlesworth, Editorial Director, Scholastic

“Kama takes that profound right down to the ground.”
–Erica Blue, children’s theater director, Berkeley Repertory Theatre

“Kama is a pleasure to work with—upbeat, unflappable, and able to tap into her teaching background to inform her writing in the area of early childhood education and ESL. In addition, Kama’s writing is always a joy to read—she is a wonderful weaver of words and consistently comes up with creative, engaging, and meaningful activities that also meet today’s more rigorous educational standards.”
–Deborah Schecter, my former boss at Scholastic