The final installment of Deathly Hallows did not disappoint. The special effects awed us and even prepared, sniffling could not be avoided when Snape died. Curiously, most of those sharing our experience were middle-aged. It speaks to Potter's wide appeal which brings me back to the books. When I think of the kind of books I'd like to write, they are ones with unforgettable worlds and well-loved characters. I'll never stop honing my craft, but in the end, children care about the story. And no one can deny Rowling drove that nail home.