Claire Fullerton Writer Author


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​Claire Fullerton is the author of “Dancing to an Irish Reel” and “A Portal in Time,” both from Vinspire Publishing.  She is a 4 time, award winning essayist, a contributor to magazines (including “Celtic Life International” and “Southern Writers Magazine”) a former newspaper columnist, and a 5 time contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. Claire hails from Memphis, Tennessee and now lives in Malibu, California, with her husband and two German shepherds. She has recently completed her third novel, which is a Southern family saga set in Memphis.


October 2, 2016


Dancing to an Irish Reel is now a top 5 Finalist in the 2016 Kindle Book Review Awards!


October 1, 2016

Claire Fullerton recalls a Southern voice, in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.



September 1, 2016


The Readers' Favorite International 2016 Awards named Dancing to an Irish Reel

a finalist in the Cultural Fiction category. LINK


July 3, 2016

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2016 Kindle Book Review Awards Link

Dancing to an Irish Reel is a semi-finalist in the Literary Fiction category of the 2016 Kindle Book Review Awards.


May 14, 2016

Dancing to an Irish Reel Companion: A Collection of Irish Essays

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March 3, 2016

Southern Writer's Magazine

Writing Your Southern Story



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Dancing to an Irish Reel


Dancing to an Irish Reel is contemporary fiction and tells the story of twenty five year old Hailey Crossan, who takes a trip to Ireland during her sabbatical from the Los Angeles record business. While on the trip, she is WP_20141002_044 (2).jpgunexpectedly offered a job in the Irish music business that is too good to turn down, so Hailey stays.

Although Hailey works in Galway City, she lives in the rural area of Connemara, a land steeped in history as well as an area famous for its Irish traditional music.  When Hailey meets a famous Irish traditional musician named Liam Hennessey, a confusing relationship begins, which Hailey thinks may be the result of differing cultural nuances, for Liam is married to the music, and so unbalanced at the prospect of love, that he won't come closer nor completely go away. And so begins the push and pull of an attraction that Hailey struggles to decipher. Thankfully, a handful of local friends come to her aid, and Hailey comes to love and understand a land and its people with more charm than she ever imagined.


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Claire Fullerton’s second novel, “Dancing to an Irish Reel," set in Connemara, Ireland tells the WP_20141004_003.jpgstory of 25 year old American, Hailey Crossan, who leaves the record business in Los Angeles and relocates to the beautiful west of Ireland, where she is befriended by a lively cast of Irish locals who help her navigate her budding romance with a famous Irish musician, who won’t come closer, nor completely go away.

Claire’s paranormal mystery, "A Portal in Time," was published by Vinspire in November of 2013. See tab for description and below for  purchase details.
Claire  is an award winning essayist and contributor to numerous magazines including Celtic Life International, Southern Writers Magazine and Got Ireland. She wrote a weekly column for the Malibu Surfside News from 2009-2010, and her work appears in five of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. 

Claire's essay, "Return" was a finalist in the 2014 San Francisco Writers Conferences contest.

Her narrative non-fiction piece was awarded the runner-up position in the 2013 San Francisco Writer's Conferences' contest, and she is recently turning it into a novel.


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A Portal in Time

It is the year 2000: 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.

It is the year 1902: Young Valeria Sienna has never been in love until she meets the mesmerizingly  handsome artist, Anders Kristiansen, at an art gallery in San Francisco.  She must make Domenico Sienna, her formidable and prominent Italian father, consent to allowing Anders Kristiansen to court her, and she knows her adored sister, Francesca, along with her genteel, Italian mother, Adriana will help.L1001418.jpg

Combined, the three women will convince Domenico that the elegant Norwegian artist, Mr. Kristiansen, is worthy of Valeria in every way, even though he is not of their Italian lineage.

Rich in history, mystique and foreshadow, “A Portal in Time” is an intertwined story of two romances that are steeped in the language and social mores of two different time periods. The words and actions of the unforgettable characters fit seamlessly together, and bridge the time frames like pieces of a puzzle, creating an intriguing whole.

That which draws two people into the arms of love is often times eerily familiar, and that which resounds in the depth of our memory can sometimes spring from a portal in time.


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Interview with Award Winning Author Claire Fullerton  

Unless you’ve been hiding under a CPU and working on your own book, then you know how much I’ve enjoyed a book called Dancing to an Irish Reel by Award Winning author Claire Fullerton. But I made a mistake with that book review. And I want to correct that up front. I wrote the review too soon after reading the book and failed to give time for reflection and full comprehension to take place. I didn’t take it all in and examine all the nuances hidden within the story. Every day since then I’ve been working on some aspect of the Claire Fullerton Experience. Yes, I call time spent working with an author an Experience like that because it does not normally end with a review and/or an interview. There is a lot more going on in the background than anyone other than one of my authors knows. During the Experience I realized just how much Claire put in her book and how much she put in to her book. The more I think about it, the more I love the book. I don’t normally dwell very long after a review and interview, I always have the next to go to and I have since. But this would had a truth about it, a realness that one connects with and it stays with you. But before I get too carried away, unless I’m already too late, let’s get to my discussion with Claire Fullerton, Award Winning author and #1  GoodReads Irish Romance.

 To read the interview click here:     Lit World Interviews Link


February 14, 2016

Smorgasbord Open House – Meet author Claire Fullerton​
Claire Fullerton Interview​


December 14, 2015

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The 7 Best Romances to Warm You Up This Winter


January 8, 2016

Meet Author Claire Fullerton


 10 26 2015 - Sunday Lunch Invitation – Claire Fullerton, Kim Gosselin and Alisa Belzil​​

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Author Interview - Author Visits Blog - 9 01 2015:  Link


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