sdk corporation board meeting minutes - nov 2013
SdK Board Meeting November 2013
Attendees: Naomi, Rent, Steve, Hannah, Jim, Petya, Marie, Tuman
Rent calls the meeting to order.
Jim: Why the hell are we meeting here? What's wrong with our usual conference room?
Petya: You mean the one on the 32nd floor of the SdK Tower? It's being foreclosed.
Jim: What? The conference room is being foreclosed?
Rent: No, the entire tower is in foreclosure. We're meeting here in the basement of the local Kiwanis Hall because it's the only place we can afford. Let's get started as we've got to get out of here before 4pm. That's when they set up for their nightly Feed-the-Homeless dinner.
Steve: What's on the menu tonight? I might stay.
Jim: (Turning to Steve) What about the Palace? Surely, you've got a nice room there we could have used.
Steve: Uh...the Palace is undergoing renovations.
Petya: (snickering) The Palace is a pile of smoldering ruins.
Marie: (slapping Petya's hand) Stop it, Petya. Steve, you can come to our house for dinner. I'm trying out a new Waist Watcher fish recipe.
Hannah: The Kiwanis are serving meatloaf.
Jim: (Turning to Hannah) Whoa! What happened to you?
Hannah: Nothing. I like to wear scarves.
Jim: Over half your face?
Rent: (Banging the gavel on the plastic table) Guys, we need to get started. So, as you can see, things have been a little rough lately. Naomi, what's the ETA on book 12?
Naomi: (staring forlornly out the window at the concrete foundation of the neighboring building.) I don't know.
Rent: Ok. Uh...can you give us a rough estimate?
Naomi: (sighs heavily and shakes her head)
Marie: What's wrong, Naomi?
Naomi: Everything. Everything is wrong. Everything I built is in ruins.
Marie: Oh honey, it's not. Come sit back down at the table. Can I get you a cup on of coffee?
Steve: There isn't a coffee machine in here.
Rent: (digging through his pockets) There's a soda machine down the hall. Here, Marie. Go get Naomi a diet coke. Steve, have you got 50 cents?
Steve: If I had 50 cents, I wouldn't be eating dinner every night at the Kiwanis Hall.
Naomi: That's fine. I don't need a diet coke. Rent, carry on. Let's finish up this meeting. The smell in here is making me ill.
Steve: I don't smell anything.
Hannah: That's because the smell is coming from you.
Rent: Guys! Put a lid on it. So, Naomi, what's next on our agenda?
Naomi: (wiping at her eyes) I don't know.
Marie: Oh, honey! Don't cry. We're all here with you.
Naomi: Yes, but HE's not!
Silence around the table as everyone looks at each other.
Marie: The Two Moons of Rehnor is more than just HIM.
Rent: Uh…no, it’s not. It’s all HIM.
Jim: Anybody have any idea where HE is?
Naomi: (mumbling) New Zealand.
Steve: Who the hell goes to New Zealand? The only things there are sheep and enormous spiders.
Naomi: She wanted to see New Zealand. After that THEY are going to tour the Australian outback.
Petya: They couldn't just go to the restaurant and eat a fried onion?
Rent: Come on. They deserve their vacation. They’ll be back, right?
Dead silence around the table.
Tuman: I think we should pray.
Hannah: For what? For their vacation to end quickly?
Tuman: For THEM to have an enjoyable and restful time.
Hannah: Yeah? Well, look what their enjoyable and restful time has done to the rest of us.
Steve: You did that all on your own, Princess.
Hannah: Were you the one who set the Imperial Palace on fire, Prince Charming?
Steve: No, but...
Hannah: Well, it happened on your watch. How do you think Daddy's going to react when he comes back and discovers his monument to himself is a pile of rubble?
Petya: Maybe you should pray he doesn’t come back until after you’re dead.
Jim: Death doesn’t stop him, just ask my dad.
Rent: (banging again) Guys! Enough of this.
Tuman: I really do think we should pray.
Steve: Since when, bro? The only god you ever prayed to was the Holy Keg Deity. Please keep refilling my mega solo cup until I pass out on the floor.
Hannah: Who invited Tuman here anyway?
Tuman: I don't know. It was on my Outlook calendar so I came.
Marie: Praying might be a good idea.
Marie: You never know.
Rent: I think we need to schedule another meeting. Let's all go home and think about how we can best resolve the situation, rectify our circumstances and move forward with a positive and profitable agenda.
Steve: Lord help us. My brother has turned into a bureaucrat.
Marie: Naomi? Isn’t there anything you can do?
Hannah: About Rent or the situation?
Naomi: (Lying her head upon the table) No. I can’t do a thing. I’m too depressed. What time is the meatloaf?
december book release update
Happy holidays to everyone out there enjoying this festive season. As the temperatures dip below freezing here in the fictional SdK Corporate Tower, I’m going to take the opportunity to update you on everything that is fictionally and non-fictionally going on.
Yes, there will be a book 12. Suffice it to say, I’m going to keep churning out these stories as long as the voices in my head keep chattering. When they shut up, so will I but it won’t be a pretty sight. Furthermore, for those of you who have slogged through book 11, Imperial Masquerade, you know there are about a million cliff hangers (well, not a million, maybe 4 or 5) and I wouldn’t be so cruel to leave you all hanging on those proverbial cliffs. Expect the as of yet unnamed and still unfocused and unfinished book 12 in January…probably later as opposed to earlier.
The graphic novel, The Two Moons of Rehnor #1 will be out in living color mid-December assuming we have no issue doing the upload. It’s going to be fabulous and well worth the wait.
I will get back to the Time Tripping Adventure series too, probably releasing #2 in March.
Lastly, the big news of the day is I have officially joined the 21st century and am now accepting both Bitcoin and Litecoin for ebook purchases. Although I don’t have a particularly good mechanism for processing orders yet, you can purchase the ebooks of your choice in the formats of your choice (MOBI, EPUB, PDF) and the coin you wish to use to pay by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. My order processing department (also known as me) will respond with the addresses for either BTC or LTC. As soon as I get your funds, I will email the files back to you. To keep life simple and easy and due to the fluctuations of both coins, I’m setting a minimum price of BTC .006 or LTC .2 for each novel subject to change if the virtual coin bubble bursts. Novellas will be BTC .002 or LTC .1. Additional donations are always welcome. What better way is there to pay for a virtual book than with virtual money?
That’s my wrap up for today. Thanks to all of you for your support and keep reading!
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Here's bob & me in Portland, Or.
We shared a booth at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Trade Show in October. It was great fun!
New and important poll.
The consensus on my fan gear poll is that you would like t-shirts. Now, I need ideas for the t-shirt art work. Multiple answers are okay.
The two Moons of Rehnor has its own website!
The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 11
Two years ago, the Imperial Couple disappeared with neither a trace nor body to be found. While struggling to keep the ship of state afloat, Steve and Rent are forced to deal with the decline of the Empire, the bankruptcy of SdK, an impending nuclear war, and worst of all, a destructive fire in the Palace which levels the Seven Nags Pub. In the meantime, a strange boy and a black eagle appear in Karupatani reminding the old timers of both a boy and an eagle from years past. Who are they and why have they come? Has Senya returned, or is this someone else?
Start the series with Book 1, The Boy who Lit up the Sky
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