Let me re-phrase that. You don’t necessarily have to be a non-pet LOVER to be in a situation where owning a pet, i.e., a dog or a cat, is impractical, impossible, or unfair to the animal. Those who work long hours, travel a lot, are allergic, or whose living situations do not allow pets—i.e., dogs … Continue reading Pets for the Non-Pet Lover
A simple Google search for “first time author advice” produces a literal plethora of sites, filled—I’m sure—with valid, useful information about how to write a good book, and how to go about getting it published. But it’s all a bit overwhelming. And by jiminy, where does one even start? A few years back, as an … Continue reading So. You Want to Write a Novel.
When Imagination Becomes Reality Or vice versa. In the writing of my latest release, Spirits of the Heart, I had a very creepy event occur that literally stalled the completion of the book for over eighteen months. In June of 2015, I was in the middle of crafting my new supernatural suspense, set on the … Continue reading “When Imagination Becomes Reality “Spirits of the Heart” by Claire Gem #EggcerptExchange @gemwriter”
I just don’t think I’m cut out for meditation. My brain is one of those that doesn’t have an “off” button. But while I’m going through this illness, this radiation treatment, my dearest friend, Loraine, recommended I give it a try. I said, “How?” She said, “I’ll send you a link.” She did. It was … Continue reading The Problem with Meditation
Words of wisdom from my four-year-old grandson. I saw him off this morning, along with his mom, on this final day of 2016. Freezing my ass off at the departure gate of the Logan Airport in Boston. They were headed back to 70-degree weather in their home in Tampa after spending two, glorious weeks with … Continue reading And Then . . .There’s Frog Poop
I suppose the first inkling I had of the concept of time travel is the blame of H.G. Wells. In the early 1960s, as a wee child, I wandered out from my bed one night, clutching my stuffed donkey under one arm, to investigate the flashing lights and murmured sounds coming from our living room. … Continue reading Another Time . . .in Place
The music of love. The love of music. Nothing gets you swooning like hearing a favorite song on the radio, or while sitting in a restaurant—or anywhere—during a moment with someone special. Is this just imaginary romanticism talking? Science says no. In my endeavor to come up with a subtitle for my third series (yes, … Continue reading Music, Science, & Romance
As I write these words, I am paralyzed, creatively speaking, because of my situation. What do you do when your life comes to an unexpected, screeching halt? When you can’t plan ahead any further than November 11th at 3:40 p.m.? What do you do when you can’t do the only thing that makes you feel better? … Continue reading Wallowing in Limbo…with Serpent C
Welcome to the Romance Your Autumn Nights Kindle Giveaway! PRIZES GRAND PRIZE – Kindle eReader + $25 Amazon gift card 1st PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card (2 winners) 2nd PRIZE – $25 Amazon gift card (2 winners) 3rd PRIZE – $10 Amazon gift card (2 winners) 4th PRIZE – $5 Amazon gift card (2 winners) 5th Various swag … Continue reading Fall Into Romance
Celebrating #MFRWHooks today! I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my next Haunted Voices novel, Spirits of the Heart. I don’t have a cover image yet, but I’ll post a pic or two from the trailer, which you can view HERE. Spirits of the Heart Blurb: Laura Horton returns to her hometown to start her … Continue reading A Brand New Haunted Voices Novel!