Laurie Israel was an episode writer for Thomas and Friends. He/She also writes for other children's shows. Including: "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps", "Handy Manny", "Olivia", "The Fairly Odd Parents", "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!" and "Sofia the First". He/She usually writes with Rachel Ruderman. Because the name "Laurie" is unisex, it is currently unknown whether this person is male or female.
- Kevin the Steamie (with Rachel Ruderman)