I like to think he is truly an outsider…I think it would be an interesting twist. Not everyone has to have a storybook counterpart. I, too, thought he was a writer of some sort but I only got as far as thinking food critic. I never even considered he could be the author of the book…how cool would it be to see your characters in the flesh? I definitely think all the George Lucas/ Star Wars clues are going to be important. As always, I love how detailed you are in your research. Looking forward to seeing how this all plays out!