About the author

Claire Gem

<p>Strong Women, Starting Over<br /> ~Redefining Romance~<br /> <br /> Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of emotional romance&mdash;contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, and women&rsquo;s fiction. She writes about strong, resilient women who won&rsquo;t give up their quest for a happy-ever-after&mdash;and the men lucky enough to earn their love. No helpless, hapless heroines here. These spunky ladies redefine romance, on their terms.<br /> <br /> Her paranormal/romantic suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New York Book Festival. Her latest release, The Phoenix Syndrome, won the women&rsquo;s fiction division in FCRWA&rsquo;s The Beacon Contest.<br /> <br /> A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research technician&mdash;but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero, her husband of 38 years, now live in central Massachusetts.</p>