As a writer who rarely lives in fear of what I write, I do not know what it must be like to do so. However, even as a writer of children's books and professional development books, this story has deeply affected me. For one, I was in Paris over Christmas and walked around the area where the shootings took place. Second, I think that religious zealotry and fanaticism is the root of most of our social ills and the hatred that exists. Believe in what you want, but leave the rest of us alone!