Claire Fullerton

Claire Fullerton hails from Memphis, TN. and now lives in Malibu, CA. with her husband and three German shepherds. She is the author of Little Tea, a Somerset Award Finalist and Faulkner Society finalist. Mourning Dove, her Southern family saga set in 1970's Memphis, is a nine-time award winner, including the Ippy silver medal for regional fiction and the Literary Classic's Words on Wings for Book of the Year. 

Ms. Fullertonis the author of Dancing to an Irish Reel, a Kindle Book Review, and Readers' Favorite award winner set on the west coast of Ireland, where she once lived. Her first novel is a paranormal mystery set in two time periods titled, A Portal in Time, takes place in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. She is a contributor to the book, A Southern Season with her novella, Through an Autumn Window, set at a Memphis funeral. 

Little Tea and Mourning Dove are book of the month selections of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, of which there are 800 chapters. 

She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Literary Agency.

Book Reviews by Claire Fullerton

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Debut author Bobby Finger wields crisp, bright language in succinct, ample prose to reveal secrets deliberately hidden from the norms of social order. . . .

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“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”

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“a thoroughly realized, fast-paced, delightfully told story that secures the author’s position as a top-of-the-line writer in the genre mystery/crime thriller.”

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“In this tensely wired, swiftly paced, starkly realistic story of human trafficking set beautifully among nuanced clashing cultures, author Johnnie Bernhard defines each character’s motivat

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An important, sensitive look at the triumph of the human spirit over evil, The Teacher of Warsaw is based on a true story and epitomizes the very best of poignant

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Holding Her Breath is a generational story written in descriptive language with steady pacing. . . .

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The Good Left Undone is a poignant expose on the value of the unsung heroes in a multigenerational, working-class family, and through the power of story, author Adriana Trigiani r

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“Weaving myth and legend with historical fact pertaining to an age-old American mystery, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare is a spellbinding, beautiful story written by a graceful hand

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“a pithy, enjoyable, modern-day story from start to finish, with a cast of fully realized characters you’ll champion to the end.”

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“With enjoyable, au currant language, and a sharp ear for dialogue, Kerbeck’s astounding story is fraught with tension, written in a voice both confident and accessible throughout an inside

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blindsides with creative intelligence, leaping across genre boundaries in elegant prose to weave a wholly symphonic experience with all the hallmarks of an instant cult cl

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“A desperate, gritty story set against a backdrop of hard knocks and hard times, Donna Everhart’s historically researched The Saints of Swallow Hill is the triumphant story of unli

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“At times uproariously funny, uncannily accurate, and glaringly insightful, David Butler’s Fugitive is a collective exposé on human nature delivered in entertaining snippets with s

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“Like a foray into the heartbeat of a widely beloved author, These Precious Days by Ann Patchett is a powerful essay collection, wonderfully executed and deeply human.”

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Small Things Like These is a succinct, heart and soul story of a man coming to terms with a consciousness born of his personal narrative.

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Once Upon a Wardrobe tells the story of the inspirational threads author C. S. Lewis wove together in his 1950 fantasy novel for children, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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“an enjoyable assembly of novellas sure to lift the holiday spirit of every reader.”   

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“finely wrought story sure to enthrall the most discerning reader.”

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The Maidens is an intricately plotted, mystery-thriller for the discerning reader.

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“A poignant, masterfully controlled story of love and loss and redemption, Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan is a gorgeous, meditative treatise written in soul-deep, extraordinary lang

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“Graham Norton is a masterful storyteller. The layered crafting of Home Stretch is rife with pithy innuendo and story-driving personality.

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The Invisible Husband of Frick Island links the modern world with the past on a small island struggling to stay afloat literally and figuratively

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“In lively, descriptive language, Dianna Rostad has penned a heart-warming, epic story built on the premise of a search for belonging that reads as an odyssey in all that it takes to find t

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Family Law is a compelling legal thriller told with a fresh take on Southern fiction.”

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When the Stars Go Dark is an intriguing, harrowing story that suggests we should never grow comfortable in a false sense of security . . .

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Surviving Savannah is an epic novel that explores the metal of human spirit in crisis.

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“Gianrico Carofiglio’s Three O’Clock in the Morning is profound in its simple delivery.”

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Lovely, lyrical, and often profound, The Sweet Taste of Muscadines is women’s fiction at its finest and then something more. . . .

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Written with harrowing intimacy in cadence and phrasing so poetically elegant as to be breathtaking, it sings of perseverance in the face of adversity . . .”

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A Crooked Tree is a sonorous ode to youth with all its innocence, angst, disillusionment, and unfiltered honesty.

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“The story of Nick is the story of one lost soul on automatic pilot written in four compelling parts that dovetail to weave a psychic template of a WWI survivor.

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The Fortunate Ones is a fathoms-deep exploration of love, loyalty, and the ties that bind, written masterfully from all angles.

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“A lovely, gorgeously set, romantic story sure to charm lovers of historical fiction with its joie de vivre and savoir faire.”

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“a heart-warming story full of charm and optimism; a wonderous journey that transcends the celebration of Christmas with breathtaking illustrations throughout.”

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“entertaining, inspirational, and visceral; a moving narrative of typically missed breadcrumbs on the way to meaningful connections.

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“A contemporary novel that tips its hat to multiple genres, Never Turn Back is intriguing, high-stakes fiction.”