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.

A New State of Mind

With recent upheavals to our daily existence, we have all been forced to come to terms with new ways of identifying “normal.” What is normal? Is the way the world is now going to be the way it stays? Will … Continue reading

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A New Genre, Plague, & Abstinence

Crazy few months we’ve been experiencing, huh? I know for many–even if they were lucky enough not to have been touched by the virus–it’s brought about life-changing realizations. For me, it’s been about learning to deal with a new reality … Continue reading

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Quarantined with Creativity

We’re all in pretty much the same boat, and have been for at least the past two months now. The pandemic has definitely changed the world we used to live in, and heaven only knows what kind of world we … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

Even a loner like me has gotten antsy these last few weeks in quarantine. I’ve spent my time doing a lot of reading, and researching, and thinking. I’ve also come to question my future path on this journey called “author.” … Continue reading

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Falling Off the Pyramid

My whole life, I was a mountain-climber. Not literally, you understand, but metaphorically. On both sides of my life, professional and creative, I’m always looking up. Looking for the next level, the next goal, the next ladder rung that would … Continue reading

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I Want to Believe

The holidays have been just a little more special since my daughter and her son moved in with us. My grandson is seven this year and ignites all of us with the excitement and wonder of the holidays. My daughter … Continue reading

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Hello, Hemingway!

This week I discovered the most wonderful app on the planet. If I’d had this, I wonder if I’d needed to spend all those $$$ on an MFA . . . just kidding. But seriously, this app can be extremely … Continue reading

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Fall Reflections – And a Recipe

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. The change in the air from warm and humid to crisp and dry . . . the beauty of the leaves putting on their best, most colorful show before they flutter … Continue reading

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Book Promotion!

Sometimes I feel as though my books are all floating in this gigantic ocean of books out there, impossible for anyone to find unless I actually pluck one out and stick it under their nose. I’m sure all my fellow … Continue reading

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Research. My Salvation.

As most of you know, my day job (until recently) was in the area of scientific research. Naturally, I am a stickler for accuracy in research when writing my novels. Never have I cherished the ability to research more than … Continue reading

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