Claire Fullerton

Malibu, CA

Claire Fullerton grew up in Memphis, TN, and now lives in Malibu, CA. Her third novel, Mourning Dove was published by Firefly Southern Fiction in June, 2018. Mourning Dove is a coming of age, Southern family saga set on the genteel side of 1970's Memphis. It is the Literary Classics, Words on Wings Award winner for Book of the Year and the Chanticleer Reviews Somerset Awards First in Category for Literary Fiction. Mourning Dove was awarded a position in the International Faulkner Society's Words and Music contest in the novel category, and is the Bronze medal winner in Southern fiction by Readers' Favorite as well as a finalist in the 2018 Independent Authors Network Book of the Year. Claire is represented by Julie Gwinn, of The Seymour Literary Agency. Her novel, "Dancing to an Irish Reel" (Vinspire Publishing) was a 2016 Readers Favorite, and a finalist in the 2016 Kindle Book Review Awards. Dancing to an Irish Reel is comtemporary fiction set on the western coast of Ireland, and tells of an American who moves to rural Ireland, where she meets an Irish musician who won't come closer or completely go away. Thankfully, her Irish friends help her navigate the social and cultural Irish nuances. Claire's first novel, "A Portal in Time" ( Vinspire Publishing) is a Paranormal mystery written in two time periods that fit together like pieces of a puzzle, set in Carmel, California.
Claire is a four time, award winning essayist, whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Celtic Life International, Southern Writer's Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and The Wild Geese online Irish community. She is a five time contributor to the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series. Check into, and follow her on her social media links.
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