Nick Chamberlain, now in heaven, was a minister in the Congregational Church. He earned an M.Th. degree from Dallas Seminary and an M.A. in literature from the University of Texas, Arlington. He taught college English, writing, and journalism classes. His articles have appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, and his play, The Savior of the World, was published in an anthology by CSS Publishing Company. The Adventures of Papillon the Clown stories were first told, lived, and acted out with the Chamberlains' three daughters, Jennifer, Tabitha, and Emily, before at last finding their way into print. Nick and his wife, Rosana,trained and certified to be family teachers through Father Flanagan's Boys' and Girls' town in Nebraska and worked for several years with Presbyterian Children's Services in Waxahachie, Texas.