Q & A Douglas Arthur Brown

Where do you like to write?

In my office overlooking the Bras d’Or Lake.

What is your birthstone?

Garnet – I just had a green garnet set in a ring.

What is your astrological sign?


What do you think was the most significant world event the year that you were born?

Writer A.J. Liebling’s Law: “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”

What is your greatest extravagance?

Wanting to own a watch for each day of the week.

What is your favourite journey?

To the mailbox each morning to get the newspaper.

If you were to host a private dinner party for writers from the past, who would you invite to your table?

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Guy de Maupassant, Carson McCullers, Evelyn Waugh, Hans Christian Anderson, Ian Fleming.

What is your motto?

Make no assumptions.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To have turned back were as tedious as to go o’er – Macbeth

Favorite Cuisine?


Favorite comfort food?

Graham Wafers

Least favorite colour?

Anything pastel.

If you could patent one device what would it be?

A moisturizer for men that prevents stubble growth.

List five cities or towns in Canada that are on your list to visit one day.

St Louis du Ha Ha!, QC – Community Punch Bowl, AB – Nonsuch, MB – River of Ponds, NL – Punkeydoodles Corners, ON

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