Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved books. I spent many Saturdays at our local library in Orangeburg, NY, where I grew up. I knew I wanted to do something with books as a career, so I got a degree in English/Publishing Studies from Hofstra University in 1981 and became an editor, working mainly for magazines. I married my husband, Brad, in 1985.In 1987, I left my full-time job to become a stay-at-home mom for my first child, Max. This is when I really began to write. I wrote articles for magazines like "Baby Talk" and "New York Family." I also started doing a column about my family's life for "The Poughkeepsie Journal," which I still write.

Meet Children's Author Karen Kaufman Orloff

Hi and welcome to my website. Here you'll find information about my books and how to get them.

My school and library visits. 

And my workshops for

adults who want to write

for children.


​I'm really glad

you came!