About

Claire Fullerton’s second novel, “Dancing to an Irish Reel” is a 2016 Reader’s Favorite and a 2016 Kindle Book Review Finalist. It was released by Vinspire Publishing in March of 2015. Dancing to an Irish Reel is contemporary fiction set on the western coast of Ireland, and tells of an American who moves to Ireland’s west coast, falls in love with Ireland’s cultural nuances, and finds herself involved with a local  musician, who won’t come closer, nor completely go away.  ClaireA Portal in Time by Claire Fullerton‘s first novel, “A Portal in Time” is a Paranormal mystery written in two time periods that fit together like pieces of a puzzle, set in Carmel by the Sea, California. It was also published by Vinspire.

Claire Fullerton is a four time, award winning essayist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Celtic Life International, Southern Writer’s Magazine, The Wild Geese online Irish community, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. She as is a five time contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. 
Claire was the runner up in the 2o13, San Francisco Writers Conference’s contest. She turned her entry into her third novel;  watch this space for news. Claire is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Literary Agency. She is currently writing  her fourth novel. 

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  1. Just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I’m extremely impressed by the catalogue of your work. I visited your website, and read a few of your essays, as well. I was especially awed by the one about Maureen O’Hara. She’s an idol of mine.

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    1. I’m so glad you read about my meeting Maureen O’Hara! When I met her, I’d recently moved back from Ireland and was absolutely beside myself that she was coming in to the place where I worked. Not many around me at the time were aware of her impact, as hers was a fame known to prior generations. But I was absolutely awe-struck, and what struck me the most about Maureen O’Hara was her stalwart dignity and queenly presence. Yet she had that sense of Irishness about her, and by this I mean, a comic self-deprecation that told me she didn’t take herself too seriously. Believe me, this is a rarity in star-studded, Southern California! Not many of her ilk, to say the least. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Loved hearing from you!

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      1. No problem, Claire! And thanks for telling me a little more about Ms. O’Hara. She sounds like exactly what I thought she’d be! And, by the way — thanks for the follow-back, I’m really looking forward to your future posts. 🙂

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  2. You’re so welcome! And here’s something that floored me, a site called The Wild Geese published that piece on “Miss O’Hara” 3 months before she died. Quite by chance, I looked on Twitter the day she died to discover “The Skibereen Eagle, ” which is a paper local to the area in which Miss O’Hara lived ( it’s near Cork, Ireland) ran the same piece in their paper! The wonders of the internet! Slainte, CM Blackwood! ( means cheers in Irish!)

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