Claire Gebben

About me

Claire Gebben was born and raised on the southeast side of Cleveland in Moreland Hills, Ohio. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island, Washington. Her stories, articles and essays have appeared in “The Speculative Edge,” “The Fine Line,” and “Shark Reef,” among other publications. In order to write her first historical fiction novel “Harm’s Way” (publication early 2014) she studied the ancient art of blacksmithing and harvested grapes in the vineyard of her ancestors in Germany. She is a writing teacher and Fiction Editor of “Soundings Review” literary magazine. Ms. Gebben is married, has two adult children, and lives on Mercer Island, Washington.

From my website

Enter to win at local book store(s)

Recently, I stumbled across the book The World in 1800, which drove home to me again how, by 1800, the world had changed radically — from local and regional, to global and international. Two centuries later, we’re reaping the benefits of international communication and trade worldwide like never before, but…

When you can’t go to Scotland …

I didn’t have the good fortune to travel to Scotland this summer, but a couple of experiences brought Scotland to me. One was a spirit tasting on Whidbey Island, courtesy of Glaswegian Colin Campbell, owner of Cadée Distillery. The vodka, gin, rye whiskey and bourbon tasted great, but with its…

Immigration today

A pedestrian crosses the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the morning of July 8, 2016 . I have researched and written about 19th century immigration, but to be clear, this post is about immigration today. Literally. Today, I had the unique privilege of being invited to attend a…

 
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