The whole Galen Situation made me nervous, so I went to the family lawyer for some counsel.
SUZ: Hi, Dad. Has Mom explained my problem?
DAD: Well, you sound better than you did. So what’s the problem with this book?
SUZ: Uh, my main character has the same name as an author.
DAD: Huh. So?
SUZ: Um…is he gonna sue me?
DAD: Is the character named Dan Brown, and does he look like Tom Hanks and solve riddles posed by Da Vinci?
SUZ: ….not really.
DAD: Are you using it as a marketing tool? The name, I mean.
SUZ: No. The book is barely moving.
DAD: I think you’re okay. It’s coincidental. If you named him Stephen King and he was a writer…that might be one thing. It’s the really big names you have to worry about.
SUZ: So he won’t sue me?
DAD: Maybe if you make millions.
SUZ: I had nightmares about it last night.
DAD: *facepalm* Really, you don’t need to worry. I remember a case years ago…
I’m off to craft a letter for a gig, so I will leave you all with this cute picture of Juno.