Author's Bio


Emma Price was born in North Carolina. She has fond memories of hot summers where she would find a place to stay cool and read. Reading was her way of visiting exciting places and meeting interesting people.

Mrs. Price graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Education: Curriculum Degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

She earned an Administrative Credential from National University at Los Angeles. In 2000 she was awarded National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. In 1999 she served on the Task Force of Mentor Teachers who developed Standards-Based Lessons for the Division of Instructions and in 2000 she joined the Performance- Based Leadership Team for implementing Performance-Based Assessments to measure student achievement of the learning standards. Mrs. Price retired in 2005 after fourteen years as a classroom teacher and five years as a Consulting Teacher in the Peer Assistance and Review Program for the Los Angeles United School District.

Mrs. Price is a member of The Southwest Manuscripters of Redondo Beach, CA. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and a member of the Greater Los Angeles Society of Writers. For the past three years she has volunteered for The Pan African Film & Arts Festival and The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA. The past two years she has volunteered for The Leimert Park Village Book Festival in Los Angeles. This past year she became a volunteer tutor with Reading Partners ©

Mrs. Price shared her enthusiasm for reading with students while teaching in elementary and middle school. Her goal was to instill that same desire for reading in her students. She visits schools sharing her love of reading with the students. She especially enjoys “Read Across America” Days.

Mrs. Price is a Mother, Grandmother and a Great-grandmother. She resides in Southern California.

Emma Price hopes to have Portia’s Incredible Journey in classrooms for students who are 8 to 12 years of age. Her book contains conflicts and struggles in which they can identify and it helps them learn various ways others solve everyday problems.