Monday, 4 November 2013

TITLE FOR MY NEXT NOVEL REVEALED

I am buzzing today. I had a great morning editing and adding colour to my American novel with all I learnt/saw/absorbed in Massachusetts.

Then, this afternoon, I got the very welcome news that Louise Erdrich has granted me permission to use an adapted quote from her poem 'Advice to Myself' as the title for my Scottish novel, due spring 2014. Yipee! Louise is a novelist and poet and she owns Birchbark Books, a book shop in Minneapolis. How cool is that?

So, I can now reveal....drum roll... that the novel will be called The Closet of Savage Mementos. Next stop, the cover. Yay!

12 comments:

Vanessa Gebbie said...

brilliant title!

expatrunner said...

Congratulations! Fabulous title! x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks, Vanessa - it means a lot that you rate it :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Expatrunner - brilliant, thanks. I'm glad you like it - I have been mulling over it for ages. (Johanna, is that you?!)

Big Smoke Writing Factory said...

A most intriguing title indeed. Delighted you get to use the quote! :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ah, thanks a million, Big Smokers. I'm happy out.

sara crowley said...

That is one stonkingly good title! Bravo.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks so much, Sara. It means a lot when a writer/bookseller thinks its good!

Emily said...

Great title! And I love Louise Erdrich, so it's shaping up to be yet another great read!!!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Ems. Enjoy Saturday's icecapades - hope to see you afterwards at Tosnú for my launch. N x

Kar said...

DEADLY title!! I love it! Can't wait to see the cover next x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Yay, Kar! Glad you like :)