Here's a little preview of the Behind the Monsters: Owlbear pdf coming soon to an internet site near you!
An excerpt from the creation story: "As First Wizard, Ebrim was in charge of the creature’s conception. To formulate a suitably fearsome monster, the human mage looked to his own deepest fears. As a child, an owl attacked Ebrim and grievously wounded him. Even as an adult, the image of that owl and its bloodied beak gave Ebrim chills. But such a creature was not in and of itself worthy in a military capacity, he reasoned. Could that aspect he feared, however, be grafted onto a more suitable form? Ah, now Ebrim’s penchant for transmutation takes hold of his imagination..."