c. XII-XIII dynasty,
faience, blue glazed and painted,
provenance not known,
Brooklyn Museum of Art.
I see that Stephen King was mistaken for a vandal in an Australian bookstore. He's been scribbling his name in copies of his novel - apparently as a secret act of kindness.
One of those itchy things - like a uraeus - that signify your elevation from mere writer to the status of author is the book signing.
Seems the expected style is to not just stand there, swaying like a reed in the winds from the Upper Nile and waving your pen like a drunken cobra, but to also speak to the multitude. Read a scene aloud. Give a talk. Answer questions.
So. At a book signing of the formal kind - not the type that tucks you away behind a ricketty card table next to the washroom - what would you talk about?