Toni L. Kamins is a writer, editor, website manager, and communications consultant. As a writer she has covered a wide range of subjects for publications such as the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Investors Business Daily, the Village Voice, the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, the Forward, and Bonjour Paris. She also is the creator and author of the Complete Jewish Guide to France, the Complete Jewish Guide to Britain and Ireland (St. Martinís Press), and the forthcoming Complete Jewish Guides to Paris and London.
An important part of Toniís work is as a writer and communications consultant for non-profit, cultural, educational, and economic development organizations including New York Cityís Greenwich House, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Seedco, and the government of France, which awarded her a gold medal in 2005.
Born and raised in New York City, Toni earned an undergraduate degree in modern European history from Hunter College, and then went on to graduate study in political science and international relations at CUNY's Graduate Center and Sciences Po in Paris.
Following graduate school Toni went to work in book publishing, and from there it was but a short step to her first true loveÖwriting.
Toniís dynamic interest in a host of subjects, from the practical to the esoteric informs her work. Whether itís experiences from her travels, her expertise in computer technology and digital communication, her extensive knowledge of consumer health information, her passion for health reform, consumer affairs, and social issues, or observations of the seemingly mundane, she uses her broad knowledge and understanding along with her deft research skills to craft articles, brochures, annual reports, web content, and communications material that hit the mark every time.
Toniís first two books, the Complete Jewish Guide to France and the Complete Jewish Guide to Britain and Ireland grew out of two of her passions...history and travel. She was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to communicate this enthusiasm not only to her readers, but to an even wider audience all over the United States when she undertook an extensive lecture tour to promote her books and the human interest stories and little-known information contained in them.
A resident of New York City, Toni prides herself on being comfortable in many other places around the United States and around the world. Traveling for business or for pleasure, and living and working in other places just adds to her understanding of people, cultures, and different sensibilities. And it makes her a very valuable asset to those with whom she works.