Writing a text book is part research—part experience—but mostly the articulation of the author's unique perspective on practice and profession. Each author has made personal decisions on how to organize the book and what, from the abundance of information available, should be included. These decisions reflect the author's bias, personal interest, values, and professional identity. We, as editors of the series, have invited each author to respond to the following questions as a way of providing the reader a glimpse into the “person” and not just the product of the author.
It is our hope that these brief reflections will provide a little more insight into our view of our profession—and ourselves—as professionals.