Thus begins With It, the saga of a carnival journey scrabbling after riches on the underbelly of commerce, mixing with geeks, gypsies, and thieves - exotic characters who 'work like hell to aviod a steady job!'
Zack - the author's charismatic, risk-embracing husband.
Moon - her 9-year old daughter
Barbara - the author, hippy frontierswoman seeking new worlds to conquer.
On the carny road, they become more than the sum of their parts, palying and staying together through adversity and absurdity, following the sawdust trail of Alibi Al, Bessie the Romany matriarch, and The Crawfish Kid, genuine freak with a nasty streak.
With It, written from a woman's perspective, lifts the canvas on the cock-eyed carnival world, a world outwardly bright, childlike and simple, and underneath, devilishly dangerous, intriguing and complex.
'Step right up, folks - it's all real on the inside!'