The best thing about being a writer is meeting and talking to my readers. It is so rewarding to have spent years on a project, only to receive the same love back by the people who read my book. As an author I can directly influence my readers and spread my views, opinions, and philosophies on the world. Every personal message, blog comment, or in person meetings, I get from my readers make everything worth it. As a writer, I can spread my message. I can spread the love of literacy and inspire other kids to read and write to their full potential. I can teach people my craft and I can educate kids who love writing as much as I do. As a writer I feel like I have the power to make a difference in my readers lives, and for that I am forever grateful.