Comments by, and interviews with, authors, editors, and others responsible for carefully and dutifully shepherding intellecutal thoughts into published text will soon appear in this section. Dr. Jeff J. McDonnell, editor of HPToday, has approved the inclusion of this new feature. The rational in this decision to forgo a critical second opinion on the value of the book stems from our observation that books received by HPToday have often been reviewed by other respectable press (e.g., NY Times Book Review, Science Book Review, etc.), and a more unique angle might interest Hydrological Processes readers. The first group of authors has responded favourably to the notion of explaining their inspirations and frustrations and intentions in creating a published work. Please keep coming back to read more about the hydrological field! Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.