Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? In writing I expand my life. I wear a "different skin" and can more fully connect with others. Isn't both seeing into the minds and hearts of others and sharing the experience of what it is to be human part of the reading process for us all?

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? Take on a tiny task. One image, one memory, one small thing and just get that down on paper. It often expands on its own. Even if that small thing has nothing to do with my bigger, blocker project, it offers an opening to writing again.

What is your favorite time to write? Mornings. My brain is still full of dreams and I am also less inhibited. I just write whatever comes and later in the day I can look again and edit.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Stick to it. I've mentored so many writers and many of them face negative comments or rejection and quit. Just don't quit. Keep it up!

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? Living more than one life as I age. It is more precious to me now than ever.

Caryn Yacowitz's Baby Moses in a Basket, illustrated by Julie Downing is out now with Candlewick Press.