Cassandra Federman

Cassandra was born and raised in Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood reading comic books, playing action figures, drawing superheroes, and participating in all things nerdy (before that became cool). She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and moved to Los Angeles, where she worked in film and television. Over the course of her life, Cassandra has been many things — a hand model, a wrestler, a manatee rescuer, an actor, and a mystic wood elf — but her favorite so far has been a children’s book author/illustrator. She made her author/illustrator debut in 2019 with This Is a Sea Cow (Albert Whitman). The sequel, This Is a Seahorse, came out in 2020 and received multiple starred reviews