Me: I’m very excited to have Magni and Modi with me to talk about the upcoming novel Worthy of Song and Story.
Magni: Of course you’re excited. You’re with me, Magni.
Modi: *glares at Magni* Would you be quiet and let him speak.
Me: Yes. Well, for those of you who don’t know, Worthy of Song and Story is about twelve year old Stian and his quest to be the greatest Viking ever.
Magni: It needs more Magni.
Modi: *rolls his eyes* Yes, that would be exciting. We could all read about how much of an embarrassment you are to the family.
Magni: *reaches back and scratches his butt* Wait, that was an insult. You shouldn’t pick on Magni.
Me: *clears my throat* You are in the book, and you play a pretty big role.
Magni: Magni does, doesn’t he?
Me: Yes you do. In fact you’re one of the most important characters.
Magni: See that brother, Magni is important.
Modi: *balls his hands into fists* If he is one of the most important, than I must be the most important.
Me: Well, not really. The book is a Stian the Viking Adventure, so Stian kind of has to be the most important person.
Modi: A puny human more important than the sons of Thor? Impossible.
Me: Well, there’s Dahlia, a dark elf, she’s pretty important.
Magni: *bouncing on the front of his seat* Then me, right?
Me: Yes, then you.
Modi: *knocks his chair back as he stands* This is an outrage. I will not sit here and be insulted.
Me: Well, technically you aren’t sitting.
Magni: Sit down brother. This nice writer is about to talk about Magni.
Modi: *picks up his chair and slams it on the floor* It better be something really good or I might get angry.
Magni: Magni hates to point this out, but everything makes you angry.
Modi: Yes, especially your talking in third person all the time.
Magni: I do not, Magni talks like everyone else.
Modi: Be quiet before you make more of a fool of yourself. *turns and whispers to me* I hope he makes a fool of himself in the book.
Me: I don’t want to spoil anything for our readers, but there is a good chance that he does.
Modi: Good, that almost makes me happy. *his nostrils flair and he cracks his knuckles*
Magni: What great things do I do? Does Magni save Asgard from Loki and his evil plans?
Me: I can’t get into too many specifics, I don’t want to give away the ending.
Magni: *jumps to his feet and claps his hands* I’m in the ending! I’m in the ending!
Modi: Sit down you fool. You are embarrassing me. *turns and glares at me* Why did you put him in the ending?
Me: I didn’t say that I did. Look I’ll tell you that Magni is looking for Gram.
Modi: You do not mean the magic sword that can cut through anything do you?
Me: That’s the one.
Modi: He better not get it or you will be sorry.
Modi: I will never hear the end of it. It will be worse than the time he won the arm wrestling contest in fifth grade.
Me: *scoots my chair back to avoid being hit by Modi* Let’s just say he and Stian are both looking for it at the same time.
Magni: Magni will beat a human boy anytime.
Modi: We are doomed.
Me: You’ll just have to wait and read the book to find out.
Magni: Magni can read. When can Magni get it?
Me: You should be able to on October 25.
Modi: I hope it comes in hardback so I can knock some sense into my brother.
Me: Please read it before you do.
Magni: *dances in a circle* Magni’s going to get Gram! Magni’s going to get Gram!
Modi: *grips the hilt of his sword* He better not and neither should Stian.
Me: *gulps* Well, that’s all the time we have for today. Please join me next time when I talk with Dahlia. And if you don’t hear from me please call 911 and let them know about this guy. *nods head toward Modi*