Author Stories Podcast Episode 934 | Allison Winn Scotch Returns With Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing

On today’s show, Allison Winn Scotch stops back by to talk about her new book Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing.

Politics is a test of wills in a sharp, funny, and emotional novel about truth and consequences by the New York Times bestselling author.

Cleo McDougal is a born politician. From congresswoman to senator, the magnetic, ambitious single mother now has her eye on the White House—always looking forward, never back. Until an estranged childhood friend shreds her in an op-ed hit piece gone viral.

With seven words—“Cleo McDougal is not a good person”—the presidential hopeful has gone from in control to damage control, and not just in Washington but in life.

Enter Cleo’s “regrets list” of 233 and counting. Her chief of staff has a brilliant idea: pick the top ten, make amends during a media blitz, and repair her reputation. But there are regrets, and there are regrets: like her broken relationship with her sister, her affair with a law school professor…and the regret too big to even say out loud.

But with risk comes reward, and as Cleo makes both peace and amends with her past, she becomes more empowered than ever to tackle her career, confront the hypocrites out to destroy her, and open her heart to what matters most—one regret at a time.

Allison Winn Scotch is the bestselling author of eight novels, including BETWEEN ME AND YOU, IN TWENTY YEARS, and TIME OF MY LIFE, which is currently in development at Sony Pictures. Her newest book, CLEO MCDOUGAL REGRETS NOTHING, will be released on August 1st, 2020.

She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more about her and her books, go to or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @aswinn.

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