Author Interview

Circle of Magic Anthology

K.D. McDougall

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 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

I'm writing a story about a scrappy agoraphobic space pilot with no impulse control.

 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

I'm writing a story about a scrappy agoraphobic space pilot with no impulse control.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My laptop because it's there when I get up at 3 a.m. with an idea. It comes out on the balcony and to coffee shops. And it gets along with all my other electronics. 

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My laptop because it's there when I get up at 3 a.m. with an idea. It comes out on the balcony and to coffee shops. And it gets along with all my other electronics. 

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Something that would give me a longer life so I could write more succinctly.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Something that would give me a longer life so I could write more succinctly.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

I grew up reading Robert Heinlein. I would tell him that the Heinlein Society is still around, people are still reading his books, and that he has had a profound effect on my life. I would also ask him for writing advice.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

I grew up reading Robert Heinlein. I would tell him that the Heinlein Society is still around, people are still reading his books, and that he has had a profound effect on my life. I would also ask him for writing advice.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I started to ride the bus on my own when I was five. I've spent more than three years visiting over two dozen countries. Now, I want to spend my time with my wife on our balcony, writing. 

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I started to ride the bus on my own when I was five. I've spent more than three years visiting over two dozen countries. Now, I want to spend my time with my wife on our balcony, writing. 

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

I contemplate subjects from a unique perspective, thinking outside the box that we call our universe, from a place devoid of preconceived notions.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

I contemplate subjects from a unique perspective, thinking outside the box that we call our universe, from a place devoid of preconceived notions.

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

The original Star Wars complete with parsecs.

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

The original Star Wars complete with parsecs.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

My wife is my writing partner, who supports me, reads my first drafts, gives me feedback, and cheers me on, no matter what happens.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

My wife is my writing partner, who supports me, reads my first drafts, gives me feedback, and cheers me on, no matter what happens.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

Baby kittens are unable to poo on their own. The mother cat has to lick them. I originally researched this at the library with my Mom when I was growing up because our cat, Patches, was run over a few days after giving birth. I put the little kittens in our bathtub with a bit of water and used Q-tips to rub their bellies. I recently wrote a non-fiction piece about it.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

Baby kittens are unable to poo on their own. The mother cat has to lick them. I originally researched this at the library with my Mom when I was growing up because our cat, Patches, was run over a few days after giving birth. I put the little kittens in our bathtub with a bit of water and used Q-tips to rub their bellies. I recently wrote a non-fiction piece about it.

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

My laptop and my e-reader. (We're assuming I have access to power and internet, right? Because if I don't, then I want the Coquitlam mall and one wish from a genie.)

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

My laptop and my e-reader. (We're assuming I have access to power and internet, right? Because if I don't, then I want the Coquitlam mall and one wish from a genie.)