Saturday, September 24th from 1-3 p.m. - Book release and signing with award-winning author Claire Gem and her newest contemporary romance "The Phoenix Syndrome", at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.
About the book:
“The Phoenix Syndrome” is a contemporary romance/women’s fiction that begins in Boston before moving to the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, N.Y. Lannie Marvin, a technician in a pharmaceutical research lab, gives mid-life crisis a whole new meaning. On her fortieth birthday, she learns her husband is leaving her, and then suffers a bite at work from one of the lab mice. Veering off course, Lannie bolts for Bethel to chase an old dream of a career in music, along with the object of her latest crush—the drummer of a heavy metal band. Just when it seems she may have found the path to a new road in life, reality hits: Lannie discovers the lab mice have gone deaf.
In 2014, this manuscript was named winner in the women’s fiction category of FCRWA’s Beacon Contest.