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.

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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Part of Something Bigger

I recently had the absolute pleasure of attending InD’Tale Magazine’s annual author-reader conference, InD’Scribe Con and Book Festival. This was the third year for the conference, my first. It’s held in Burbank, and I’d never been to California, so that … Continue reading

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Starting Over

Hey fellow Soulies! Thought I’d share my thoughts about a little bump in the writing road I’ve been experiencing lately. It’s been a busy summer and now, with fall upon us, my schedule just isn’t letting up. Guests, travel, weddings … Continue reading

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Mother of the Groom: A Love Story

Nine years ago, I swore it could never happen. I would have wagered my life’s savings (okay, so it’s not that much, but still…) that my eldest son (by five minutes—he’s a twin) would NEVER get married. Now, the date … Continue reading

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Book Signings: Inspiration Transfusion

The era of eBooks has caused the tradition of book signings to slip a bit in significance. But once your book comes out in print, there’s nothing like packing up a bunch in a rolling suitcase and taking them out … Continue reading

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The Author Newsletter – A Useful Tool

How many of you have a newsletter list? When I published my first novel with SMP (Phantom Traces) three years ago, I found the idea of a newsletter daunting. What is its purpose? How often should I send one out? … Continue reading

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Dragged Off Course

I released a new novel on April 1st of this year and was fired up and well into another. My goal is to turn out three novels this year . . . Then, tragedy struck. Our ten-year-old Boston Terrier, Chopper, … Continue reading

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