I decided to write the book that a ten-year-old me would not only want to read, but would treasure as my favorite book. I envisioned Young Wizards Handbook as a scouting guide for the fantasy world. What would a young wizard interested in monster-hunting need to know? What activities would prepare a wizard-in-training for a career in monster-hunting? [...] When the book was finished and I had a chance to see the final copy, I fell in love with it. If I ever get a time machine, I’m traveling back in time to give this to [ten year old me] so she can make a monster-hunting pack instead of carrying a rough burlap sack, dry some fruit to take on her adventures, and construct a lantern to keep away the monsters when it’s time to sleep.
"The Big Idea" A.R. Rotruck