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Claire Fullerton

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in Minneapolis, Minnesota, grew up in Memphis, TN , The United States
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Claire Fullerton is the author of Little Tea, the 2nd Place winner for Book of the Year in the Independent Authors Network competition, and the winner of Outstanding Novel, 1st Place in the literary/general fiction category. Little Tea is the 2020 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner in Southern Fiction, a Chanticleer Review Somerset Awards 1st Place winner in literary fiction, a Faulkner Society competition finalist, and the August 2020 book club selection of the Pulpwood Queens book club. Her novel, Mourning Dove, is a 12-time award winner, including the IPPY Silver Medal in Regional Fiction, and the Literary Classics Words on Wings Award for Book of the Year. Claire's novel, Dancing to an Irish Reel, a Kindle Book Review and Readers' Favo ...more

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Description: A coming of age, Southern family saga set in the genteel side of 1970's Memphis, where all that glitters is not gold. Two northern siblings move to the Deep South, find their way to belonging in their mother's aristocratic world, and come to different ends. Upmarket Fiction. Bronze medal winner in Southern Fiction by Readers' Favorite, Faulkner Society listed, and finalist in the Independent Authors Network Book of the Year.
Dancing to an Irish Reel (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Twenty five year old Hailey Crossan takes a trip to Ireland during a sabbatical from her job in the LA record business. While there, she’s offered a job too good to turn down, so she stays. Although Hailey works in Galway, she lives in the countryside of Connemara, a rural area famous for its Irish traditional music. When Hailey meets local musician, Liam Hennessey, a confusing relationship begins, which Hailey thinks is the result of differing cultures, for Liam is married to the music, and so unbalanced at the prospect of love, he won't come closer nor completely go away. And so begins the dance of attraction that Hailey struggles to decipher. Thankfully, a handful of vibrant local friends come to her aid, and Hailey leans to love a land and its people, both with more charm than she ever imagined.
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Description: Written in two time periods which fit together like suspenseful pieces of a mysterious puzzle and set on the hauntingly beautiful Monterey Peninsula in Carmel by the Sea, A Portal in time tells the story of Anna Lucera as she comes to terms with her intuition.
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“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. ” — Joseph Campbell”
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“The Memphis Finley and I landed in was my mother’s Memphis. It was magnolia-lined and manicured, black-tailed and bow-tied. It glittered in illusory gold and tinkled in sing-song voices. It was cloistered, segregated, and well-appointed, the kind of place where everyone monogrammed their initials on everything from hand towels to silver because nothing mattered more than one’s family and to whom they were connected by lineage that traced through the fertile fields of the Mississippi Delta.”
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“What is the fire of inspiration that resides within, if not something to follow along a path?”
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“Because the thing about being a Southern girl is they let you run loose until the time comes to shape you.”
Claire Fullerton, Little Tea

“The Memphis Finley and I landed in was my mother’s Memphis. It was magnolia-lined and manicured, black-tailed and bow-tied. It glittered in illusory gold and tinkled in sing-song voices. It was cloistered, segregated, and well-appointed, the kind of place where everyone monogrammed their initials on everything from hand towels to silver because nothing mattered more than one’s family and to whom they were connected by lineage that traced through the fertile fields of the Mississippi Delta.”
Claire Fullerton, Mourning Dove

“What is the fire of inspiration that resides within, if not something to follow along a path?”
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“There is a feel about Galway you can wear around your shoulders like a cloak. It hangs in the air with its dampness; it walks the cobblestone streets and stands in the doorways of its gray stone buildings. It blows in with the mist from the Atlantic and lingers incessantly at every corner. I have never been able to walk the streets of Galway without feeling some unnamed presence accompanying me.”
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“There’s an energy that hangs between strangers even in a crowd.”
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