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. In 2000, she was awarded the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification and in that year, she joined the Performance-Based Leadership Team for implementing Performance-Based Assessments to measure student achievement of the learning standards. In 1999, she served on the Task Force of Mentor Teachers (LAUSD) who developed Standards-Based Lessons for the Division of Instructions.
Mrs. Price retired in 2005 after fourteen years as a classroom teacher and five years as a Consulting Teacher with The Peer Assistance and Review Program (PAR) for the Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles.
Emma Price hopes to have "Another Girl Calls My Dad Daddy" and "Portia’s Incredible Journey" in classrooms, libraries and homes of children who are 8 to 16 years of age. Her books contain conflicts and struggles in which they can identify and the books help children learn various ways others solve everyday problems.
Mrs. Price has two adult children, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. She resides in Southern California.
Twelve-year-old Portia Maddox is thrilled to learn she has an older sister, Jasmine. But from the moment Jasmine sees Portia, she does everything she can to derail what she thinks is Portia's perfect life. Portia is desperate to stop the cruel pranks and to keep her diabetes a secret, for that would fuel the cruelest prank of all. Can Portia find a way to end the attacks, or even win Jasmine over?
“Portia’s Incredible Journey” is a novel about overcoming adversity, family separation, and coming of age for Portia Maddox, an eleven year-old African-American girl. In her incredible year filled with giving herself insulin, bullying, and the threat of her family breaking up, Portia must learn to understand the words of Grandma Ruth, “Life’s a succession of storms that makes us grow stronger.”