As long-time blog readers will remember, I’ve had an on-again-off-again-entirely fictional relationship with George Clooney for some time now. I’m happy to say we’re on again! And, of course, early this morning he called from Italy just to check on things.
George: You up?
Me: It’s five thirty in the morning, what do you think?
George: That you’ve been hitting the snooze for five minutes already and you’re going to be late to work out with your sister.
Me: Darn you, Clooney!
*alarm begins going off in background*
George: So what’s this I hear about the Heist Society movie?
Me: I don’t know…what DO you hear?
George: An online newspaper is saying they’ve cast Kat and Hale.
Me: Oh, that. No. As far as I know, no one has been cast.
Me: That was a rumor going around for a while. As far as I know, the script is still being tweaked and the project is still sitting on the tarmac behind a bunch of other projects, waiting to take off.
Me: Yeah. I don’t think there’s any truth to that story. In fact, I’d bet the farm there isn’t any truth.
(NOTE TO MY FATHER WHO WILL READ THIS EVENTUALLY: DAD, DON’T WORRY. I WILL NEVER, EVER BET THE ACTUAL FARM.)
George: Well, how goes GG6?
Me: You mean GG5?
George: I thought GG5 was already finished. It’s coming out in June, right?
Me: No. That’s Uncommon Criminals.
George: I know.
Me: Uncommon Criminals is Heist Society 2. GG5 still doesn’t have a title or a release date.
*alarm begins going off again. Ally hits alarm with shoe*
George: Ooooh. Can you hurry up and write GG5 faster then?
Me: I could if I wasn’t already writing as fast as I can.
(sorry, had to get an Ocean’s 11 reference in there. Couldn’t resist)
George: So, when are you coming to see me?
Me: Well, that would kind of keep me from “writing faster”, wouldn’t it?
Me: Hopefully soon, to answer your question. I have the big Heist Society 2 tour coming up in June, and I’m going to be at the Rochester Teen Book Festival and Book Expo America in May. Oh, and I’ll be going to the UK in September. Very excited about that.
George: No Italian tour?
Me: None that I know about so far.
George: But I have pasta.
Me: Do you have a jet?
Me: Then I’m in.
And that’s it, boys and girls. Pasta and a jet, and I’m all yours.
In the meantime, happy reading!