An Interview with Claire Fullerton

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Claire-Fullerton-1140x500Claire Fullerton, author of A Portal in Time and Dancing to an Irish Reel, has added a third book to her writing credentials. Mourning Dove, which released on June 29th, has been called β€œan accurate and heart-wrenching picture of the sensibilities of the American South” by Kirkus Reviews.

Claire recently had a conversation with Phil Treagus of www.thereadinglists.com where she discussed her favorite books, her writing style, and what she considers to be her greatest achievement! The answer might surprise you!

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10 thoughts on “An Interview with Claire Fullerton

  1. Fantastic interview at the ReadingList Claire. I wish you lived closer. I’d do Pilates with you. πŸ™‚ And I also loved The Prince of Tides πŸ™‚ Well done! πŸ™‚

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  2. Yes! I had the pleasure of meeting him at his birthday party, which his hometown of Beaufort, SC threw for him, when her turned 70. I spent 3 days in his illustrious company, and the kind soul invited me to his house, once he learned I flew all the way from California to meet him. The weekend was surreal, absolutely. Nicest guy, ever. Humble, self-effacing, a true scholar and gentleman who took an interest in everyone around him. He was so nice, he introduced me to people he thought I should know, etc. He was THAT kind of guy. I recommend that you look on YouTube for the spontaneous speech he delivered at the end of that weekend. It will floor you. Look on YouTube under pat Conroy at 70.

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  3. Congratulations! What a fantastic interview! I’ve learned so much more about you from it. I love pilates and had my own reformer and tower at our last house. When we downsized I had to sell them because we just didn’t have the room for them here. My husband recently found a mini-reformer online and I use it every day. There are some exercises that can’t be done on it, but it fits in what space I have for exercising.

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    1. I get it! I’m a believer in the fluid movement of ballet and Pilates. It’s in perfect alignment with all rotating areas in how we’re built and I think it keeps one on top of their game. Pilates mat is made fun if you have the right music! Thanks for dropping a line! I’m sure your mini-reformer is excellent. It’s all about using it, and I’m very impressed with your commitment! Good for you!

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  4. Just loved this interview. What an interesting life you have, with the emphasis on creativity. I know a bit more about you, especially the books that have inspired you. I’ve read many of the same. Mourning Dove is now on my TBR list. Best wishes, Claire.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. A creative life is all I’m suited for, and even when I had a job in the real world, I felt the fires of creativity prominently. So I think I’ve finally arrived at the point where I’m spending my days as I should have all along, but it is a bit like life without a safety net. It’s like the adage about showing up, doing the work, then turning it over to the arms of fate, and it’s anybody’s guess what will pan. ( Ah, now there’s an idea for another blog post….)

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