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.

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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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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