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.

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Odds and ends

Turkey Foot and Confluence When Angela and I stopped at a vista in Confluence, PA, we learned George Washington had camped here in May of 1754. In Washington’s diary, he wrote: “We gained Turkey-foot, by the Beginning of the Night.” The area was then called Turkey-foot because it’s where three…

Over the hump

It was snowing in Frostburg (yes, really), so Angela and I postponed for one day our departure from Maryland into Pennsylvania. The map here shows you elevations, so you get the idea. Before you get too excited, let me just say our climb to the Eastern Continental Divide rarely amounted…

The legend of Cash Valley

I have no doubt the homeowners along Cash Valley Road are mighty sick of people asking them how their road got its name. This sign stood right at the GAP Trail intersection, so of course Angela and I stopped to snap a few photos. It appeared to be a fertile…

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