Claire R. McDougall

Claire R. McDougall, a native of Scotland, graduated from Oxford University and lives now in Aspen, Colorado, with her family. After an early start as a newspaper columnist, her career in creative writing moved through the genres of poetry and short stories to settle on Scottish novels.

Books by this Author

Veil of Time

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Everything at this moment is exactly as it should be

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. In my life, I have been guilty of holding "Perfect Happiness," out in the future as the illusive goal. I hope I have come to a point of realising that happiness, or better contentment, is a question of going inward. It is perfect happiness to realise that perfect happiness was there all along.
Otherwise, a bar of almost anything made by Cadbury would qualify.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. All the usual suspects: heart, soul, love, moon. I say "Amazing," and "Really," and "Blinkin" too much.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A conductor or a great musician. When I was younger, I wanted to be an archeologist.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Shooting my mouth off!

Author Voices

September 04, 2015

Here's the reality of being a writer. The first thing is bums on chairs: every day, same time, and it isn't always going to look like you're actually doing anything. Ask my husband. Writing is sort of like the universe: only 5% of it is stuff and the rest is either dark energy or dark matter.

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