Author's Comment: You are never too old to learn! For eight years I studied for my doctorate in education, and the subject was Children's Literature. I did research in some schools in Melbourne and rural areas. I wanted to know how schools use an author visit in their curriculum so I wanted to talk to English teachers and teacher librarians. I was (and still am) interested in what children and teenagers think about class text books and other books they read. I kept a personal journal about why I write, what I write, ideas I get, requests I get from publishers and other data. I wrote all the research into a thesis. I received my doctorate in Oct 2005.