Member Spotlights Member Spotlight: Dorothy H. Price August 23, 2022 Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? Writing is important to me for several reasons, but most importantly, as a personal outlet to express myself freely, and share my creativity with the world. What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? I honestly don’t suffer from writer’s block. I suffer from not knowing how to write all of the stories that come to me on a daily basis. But if I did, I would go to a busy location and people-watch. That gives me instant inspiration. What is your favorite time to write? Early morning, before everyone is up. Especially the sun. What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? This advice may not be helpful to adult writers since I write kidlit, but when I first started writing children’s books over 10 years ago, an author recommend I join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I did and I’ve been a member ever since. What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? I like that most communication is digital and sometimes faster, versus snail mail. Waiting at the mailbox for a response was a lot more grueling than email. Dorothy H. Price’s Jalen’s Big City Life, illustrated by Shiane Salabie, is out now with Picture Window Books.