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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.
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Claire R. McDougall
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Music

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Zorba would rank up there.

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 biggest pet peeve?

A. Mindlessness and unmindfulness. In America, the propaganda of the NRA as an example of this.

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