I've always been fascinated with the idea of a magical circus. The idea for the Mystic Caravan series came to me on my way home from work when I was driving past a carnival one summer. The sheer amount of fun I could have with the idea was something I couldn't ignore -- and who doesn't like making fun of clowns? -- so I started writing ... and had a ball the entire time. There will be two Mystic Caravan entries every year.