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.