Orli Zuravicky is the CEO and Creative Director of OZ Creative Co. She is a veteran children’s book author and publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience writing, editing, acquiring, and creating fiction and nonfiction content for kids ages 0-18.
Orli has worked as a Senior Editor in the Scholastic Trade Division, where she specialized in children’s fiction and nonfiction for ages 0-8. During this time, she worked with New York Times bestselling authors and illustrators like Ame Dyckman, Scott Magoon, and Nick Seluk. At her most recent company, Callisto Media, she was an integral part of building their children’s publishing program. Three years later, Callisto Media joined established houses like Harper Collins and Random House as one of the top six children’s book sellers in the country. Orli also served as Executive Editor of Quality Management overseeing Callisto's children's publishing list, where she focused on quality and product strategy -- including branding, research and analysis of product and consumer needs, and strategic development of content, structure, and UX.
Orli's first original children's book as an author, Mister Doodle: C Is for City, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and a first-place award from the Book Industry Guild of New York. The most recent middle-grade series she authored, Happily Ever Afterlife, sold over 500,000 copies across the Scholastic school market.
Orli has created many bestselling books and series throughout her time at Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Callisto Media, including one of the top selling children’s books on Bookscan and Amazon since 2020, My First Learn-to-Write Workbook, and the successful biography series for new readers, The Story of, which now has over 30 titles.
Orli also has extensive experience writing and editing licensed- and brand-based content for major licensors and companies including Mattel, Disney, DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, LEGO, Sony Animation, and Nickelodeon, as well as with major publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Little, Brown, HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Reader's Digest. She has written over 50 television, brand, and movie tie-in books ranging from board and novelty books to digest-size novelizations and adaptations to original publishing concepts.