Writing a textbook is a daunting, time consuming and (potentially) rewarding experience. Making the decision to write a textbook is, of itself, a complex, challenging process. To assist those who may at some point in their careers face this decision, the panel will address many of the issues potential authors face. In addition, panelists will share their personal experiences with textbook authoring. The panel will be highly interactive, enabling audience members to pose questions and share their own thoughts.