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!