There are several reasons why I wrote "A Martian's Dream of Christmas". 1. I love the Christmas season. 2. I have also wanted to write for children. 3. I am a Christian. (Who has wandered and studied, via the library, other religions and their histories) 4. I like to think that I am an open-minded person (at least now)and I have always wondered what was beyond those stars I see every night. That in a nutshell,is the main reason I wrote that story. One other reason was , it was a challenge to try and combine all those ideas and turn them into a cohesive story worthy enough to be published. If the story teaches anything, I don't know , just as long as it is fun to read and the reader is entertained for awhile; that is good enough for me.
P.S. also at this stage in my writing career I am still searching for that genre I need to write to be a success.
So.... pass on the need to read to everyone you meet especially young people.