Wellington author Nicholas Novella will host a book signing event on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Black Pearl Boba Tea on the upper level of the Mall at Wellington Green. Novella will be available to sign copies of his book, The Shield Bearer. The book features a young Philistine soldier, Sisera. He trains with the giants and becomes friends with Goliath, who asks him to be his shield bearer. Miracles then turn Sisera’s world upside down, and he starts to consider the possibility that there may be only one true God.