“Dancing to an Irish Reel"
Dancing to an Irish Reel" is literary 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 unexpectedly 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.
Release Date: March 17, 2015
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Claire Fullerton’s second novel, “Dancing to an Irish Reel," will be released by Vinspire Publishing on March 31st, 2015. Set in Connemara, Ireland, it tells the story 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, "Mastering Ambiguity" was awarded the runner-up position in the 2013 San Francisco Writer's Conferences' contest, and she is currently turning it into a novel.