This month’s topic over on YAOutsideTheLines – the influence of art and media on our writing – is especially topical to me. My next book begins at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. When I started writing the book (three years ago!) I made a field trip to the museum to take it in, take notes on the sounds, smells, how it felt to be in the cavernous museum and all its rooms. I visited collections, some I loved (contemporary art) some not so much (relics).