Topic: Assistance Incorporating Applescript into Dropzone Script

Hi!  My goal is to create a Dropzone action that will automatically send an email with the dropped file to a person with no interaction on my part.  I wrote an applescript that works, but I can't seem to incorporate it into Dropzone.

Here's my stab at the Dropzone script:

# Dropzone Action Info
# Name: Email File to Person
# Description: Emails a file to a person. Multiple files will be zipped.
# Handles: Files
# Creator: Aptonic Software
# URL:
# Version: 1.0
# RunsSandboxed: Yes
# MinDropzoneVersion: 3.0

$SUBJECT = "The file you requested"
$BODY = "Dear Mel Torme - Here's the file you requested."
$TO_NAME = "Mel Torme"
$FROM_ADDRESS = "Mel T Torme <>"

def dragged

  if $items.length < 10 and not$items[0])
    # Just add this file as an attachment
    escaped_email_file =  $items[0].gsub(/["`$\\]/){ |s| '\\' + s }
    email_file = "\"#{escaped_email_file}\""
    $dz.begin("Creating message with attachment")
    delete_zip = false
    # Zip up files first
    email_file =$items, "")
    delete_zip = true

`osascript <<END 
set theSubject to "#{$SUBJECT}"
set theBody to "#{$BODY}"
set theAddress to "#{$TO_ADDRESS}"
set theAccount to "#{$FROM_ADDRESS}"

tell application "Mail"
    set newMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {sender:theAccount, subject:theSubject, content:theBody & return & return}
    tell newMessage
        make new to recipient at end of to recipients with properties {address:theAddress}
    set sender to {address:theAccount}
        tell content
            make new attachment with properties {file name:"" & #{email_file} & ""} at after the last paragraph
        end tell
    end tell
  send newMessage
end tell

tell application "System Events" 
  set visible of process "Mail" to false
end tell


  ZipFiles.delete_zip(email_file) if delete_zip

  $dz.finish("Message Created")

def clicked
  system("open /Applications/ >& /dev/null")

According to Dropzone's debug console, it fails with an error reading

execution error: Mail got an error Canā€™t make {address:"Mel T Torme <>"} into type rich text.

I'm not sure if that's telling me to escape that $FROM_ADDRESS instantiation text or if there's some other error.

Is there anybody out there that knows how to decipher and/or fix this type of error?

Thank you in advance for your time!