Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world?
- Writing helps corral the myriad thoughts that flood my brain.
- Writing informs, entertains and, at best, brings people together.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block?
Step 1: Clear mental page with long walk, or swim.
Step 2: Sneak back up on project.
Step 3: Repeat as needed.

What is your favorite time to write? Any time an idea begs to be on a page.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Nike's slogan works for me: Just do it.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? There are so many ways to connect with readers.

Stephanie Calmenson's Rockin' Rockets: The Adventures of Allie and Amy 2, co-written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by James Burks is out now with Aladdin.