Author Archives: Claire Gem

About Claire Gem

Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. A native of New York, USA, she now resides in Massachusetts, USA with her husband of 39 years.

Birthing a Book

This week was one spent in limbo for me. My latest release, “Electricity,” was “born” last Saturday, June 8th. After the exhilaration of seeing the title go live came the “diaper-changing” ordeal of converting the eBook into a paperback, because … Continue reading

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When a Story Stalls

So many stories, but so little time. That seems to be the theme song of my life. Because I still maintain a full-time day job, writing, sadly, must remain a sideline. I recently decided my “little writing hobby” was worth … Continue reading

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Reading Wide

One of the things I never realized would stimulate my writing muse is reading wide. By this I mean venturing out beyond my usual, favorite genres, and reading (or listening) to books that would otherwise never have snagged my interest. … Continue reading

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Website ReBuild – Ahhh!!!

A few weeks ago I received a suspicious email through the contact page on my website. When I contacted GoDaddy about it (my host), they couldn’t definitively say if it was phishing or not. Then they proceeded to tell me … Continue reading

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Switching Genres . . . Ahhh!!!

My writing has been undergoing a transition this past year, and I must admit, I’ve been struggling with my present work in progress. I’ve outlined it, I’ve written character profiles. I’ve done tons of research on the topics within. I’ve … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel”

Since “other half” of my life (the non-writing side) is in scientific research, I was fascinated when I stumbled across this book by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers. According to the book’s description, it seemed these two individuals used … Continue reading

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Let’s Bring Back Christmas Ghost Stories!

As a lover of all things supernatural, it’s not surprising that I’ve always proclaimed Halloween as my favorite holiday. When it’s over, I’m overcome with a wistful sadness as I take down the wire spider web (complete with toy spider), … Continue reading

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