AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is both an announcement and a Sunday Scribblings post!
Vic: You've got to be kidding. A book signing?
Ricky: Well, uh...yeah. You know, our book.
Kalila: You mean my book. It's all about me.
Ricky: Actually, I think it's about me.
Kalila: It can't be, Ricky. Why would anyone want to read about a human?
Ricky: (rolls his eyes) Why, indeed? Just tell me if you'll do it.
Kalila: Of course I want to meet my fans.
Bo: I'll be there, too. It's okay if I sign body parts, right?
Ricky: Um, well...
Bo: Never mind, then. Sounds like a waste of time.
Vic: I agree. Unless...(gives Ricky a quizzical look) we could combine this with a blood drive or something. That's doable, right?
Ricky: Sorry. There's a...uh...phlebotomist shortage. Really unfortunate, isn't it?
Lazaro: I want to go. People who read are smart. Smart brains taste good.
Ricky: I was thinking maybe you should stay here and rehearse, Lazaro. Keep an eye on the studio and all that. Wouldn't want anyone sneaking in and stealing your drums or anything.
Lazaro: Never thought of that. Good idea.
Ricky: (looks around) Nevin, are you in? You'll do the book signing, right?
Nevin: Of course, Ricky. Anything to help you and the band.
Ricky: Great, it looks like we've got it all figured out. The event is tentatively scheduled for May 15, but I'll have more details later.
Nevin: (claps hands) Wonderful!
Kalila: Considering that the book is about me, it's about time.
Ricky: Actually, I'm pretty sure it's about me.
Ricky: I guess we'll find out, won't we?
It's almost here, folks! Maelstrom is in the final stages of cover design and should be available for purchase on or about May 15, 2010. More information soon!