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Claire Fullerton is the author of multiple award-winning, Southern family saga set in the genteel side of Memphis, Mourning Dove. She is the author of contemporary fiction, Dancing to an Irish Reel, the story of an American outsider who moves to rural Ireland, and paranormal mystery, A Portal in Time, set on the Monterey Peninsula. Claire’s Deep South set novel, Little Tea, a story of the ties of female friendships, healing the past, and the changing times of racial relations will release in May 2020. She hails from Memphis and now lives in Malibu, California with her husband, 3 German shepherds, and one black cat.
Mourning Dove: 10 time Book Award Winner including the Literary Classics Words on Wings Award : Book of the Year, Ippy Silver Medal for Regional Fiction: South East, The Faulkner Society Words and Music William Wisdom International Competition, Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal winner for Southern Fiction, the International Book Awards: Best in Literary Fiction, The Somerset Award: Literary Fiction: 1st Place, Chanticleer Review, and the Kindle Book Review : General Fiction.
Little Tea: Words and Music William Wisdom International Competition: The Faulkner Society: Finalist, the August book selection of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club ( 765 chapters.) First Place in the 2020 Chanticleer Review’s Somerset Award; Gold Medal Winner in Southern Fiction by Readers’ Favorite, and a Finalist in the International Book Awards. Currently a finalist in the Kindle Book Review for Literary Fiction.
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Dancing to an Irish Reel While on sabbatical from her job in the Los Angeles record business, twenty-five-year old Hailey Crossan takes a trip to the west coast of Ireland , where she walks into the Galway Music Center and is offered a job too good to turn down. Friendships are formed quickly with her fellow, Irish employees, and Hailey lives thirteen miles “up the road” in the wind-swept, seaside area of Connemara, a land steeped in traditional music, where Irish is the first language. When Hailey meets a famous local musician named Liam Hennessey, a confusing relationship begins, which Hailey thinks may be the result of differing cultures, for Liam is married to the music, and although curious about Hailey, won’t come closer nor completely go away. And so begins the push and pull of a relationship Hailey struggles to decipher as a stranger in a strange, and Hailey comes to love a land and its people with more heart and soul than she ever imagined, during a year that becomes the most pivotal of her life. Her new job comes with one major complication—Liam Hennessey. He’s a famous Irish musician whose entire live has revolved around performing. And Hailey falls in love with him. Although Liam’s not so sure love is in the cards for him, he’s not willing to push her away completely. And so begins Hailey’s journey to a colorful land that changes her life, unites her with friends more colorful than the Irish landscape, and gives her a chance at happiness she’s never found before. Dancing to an Irish Reel is the Readers Favorite Book Award Winner in Cultural Fiction.
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A Portal in Time When we are inexplicably drawn to love and a particular place, is it coincidence, or have we loved before? Enigmatic and spirited Anna Lucera is gifted with an uncanny sixth-sense and is intrigued by all things mystical. When her green, cat-eyes and long, black hair capture the attention of a young lawyer named Kevin Townsend, a romance ensues which leads them to the hauntingly beautiful region of California’s Carmel-By-The-Sea where Anna is intuitively drawn to the Madiera Hotel. Everything about the hotel and Carmel-By-The-Sea heightens her senses and speaks to Anna as if she had been there before. As Anna’s memory unravels the puzzle, she is drawn into a past that’s eerily familiar and a life she just may have lived before.
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Four seasons. Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing.
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