This book began as sort of a homage to modern adult humor writers. I had been reading a lot of A. Lee Martinez, S.G. Browne, Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore... I also had a strange interest in these mythical creatures. Leprechauns, faeries, pixies, dragons, ogres, elves... A few of my own unexplained events in my life sort of center around these creatures.
I was playing around with the idea of these creatures when I developed an idea that they were kind of all in one the same creature. They were just progressing through the different ones in some odd evolution/video game level up scenario.