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 is your greatest achievement?

A. You're looking at it. On one level. On another level, my children.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Zorba would rank up there.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I sort of regret going to university at eighteen and not really having any bearings. In a sense my eight years of education was wasted on me. Still, all roads lead to where I stand.

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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