Do You Want to Write? Sign Up for My Upcoming Courses

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Do you want to write? Are you dreaming of publication? Whether you want to write as personal enrichment or learn how to get published, these two classes that I’m teaching for Laramie County Community College this Fall Online are for students of all levels. Click on the links to sign up if you are interested. I would love to have you.

Writing Your Way to Self Expression

Whether you are an experienced writer or new to creative writing, this workshop is for you. Writing on a regular basis is an excellent way to escape life’s everyday routine and tap into your creative side. Creative writing can also expand your vocabulary, help clarify your thoughts, and alleviate emotional stress. This class will help writers of all levels discover the secret to expressive writing through journaling exercises, writing prompts, and exploration of different writing forms, including non-fiction and poetry. This class will allow you time to write independently, with guidance as needed, as well as participate in a peer group workshop.

Pathways to Publication

There are multiple paths to publication, from traditional publishing contracts with large and small publishers to self-publishing your own book. Which is the best choice for you? Find out in this two-session seminar led by traditionally-published author Tina Ann Forkner, as she explains each pathway to publication. Participants will learn the pros and cons of each publishing option, includng traditional and self-publishing. Whether you are looking to acquire a literary agent, submit to traditional publishers, or learn how to self-publish your own novel, this seminar will help you choose a path, as well as teach you how to go about each step. After this seminar, writers will leave better equipped to make the best choice for their manuscript.


Wyoming Arts Council: Professional Developmnet Grant Recipient

 I would like to thank the Wyoming Arts Council for the Professional Development Grant I received for 2019-2020. It allowed me to further my education as a writer and as a professional. Being an artist presents many challenges, but organizations like the Wyoming Arts Council increase opportunities that we writers, artists, and musicians may not otherwise be able to obtain. I am honored to be a recipient and exceedingly grateful.

Part of this grant allowed me to benefit from author critiques at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. The conference was online due to the Pandemic, but here’s to hoping next year is an in-person conference.

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Nashville by Heart

Claire Fullerton Author

I read this book on Kindle in two days and defy any reader of any genre not to read it as nonstop as time permits! Nashville by Heart is joyous, entertaining, and uplifting. A young woman from a small town, in the prime of life sees her dream come to fruition in the musical mecca of Nashville, Tennessee; what could be better? Perfectly delightful escapism deftly penned in an action-packed narrative with characters so vividly drawn you can feel them in the room. I loved every single line of Nashville by Heart. It soars from the opening paragraph and holds you tight. It will thrill romance readers, those who love contemporary fiction, and everyone who loves a good story with a wonderful ending!

#1 Amazon best-selling and award-winning author Tina Ann Forkner “delivers a fairytale” (Publisher’s Weekly) in this sweet romance.

Tina Ann Forkner

A happily ever after romance, Nashville style… Small-town girl…

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Need Something Sweet in Your Life?

Nashville by Heart 2020

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Need some sweetness in your life today? Check out my happily ever after romance, Nashville style… Small-town girl Gillian Heart moved to Nashville to get a record deal, not end up on some playboy’s arm. She knows she shouldn’t get too personal with charming music agent Will Adams, who has broken plenty of hearts in this city. But Will is different around her, and neither of them can deny the spark.

As the spark turns to love and Gillian’s career starts to take off, she believes her Nashville dream is finally coming true. Until Will makes a move that brings back memories of the father who abandoned her and puts all she’s built in jeopardy.

Can Gillian learn to trust Will—and herself—and let her country music dream take flight? Or will the comfort of life in her hometown pull her back?

“I loved this sweet love story and the look inside the music industry where sometimes dreams do come true.” ~ Kaira Rouda, USA Today best-selling author

Sweet, wild, and a little bit crazy, with a loving heart that shines on every page.” – Joanne Kennedy, How to Wrangle a Cowboy


The Tall Poppy Bookstore is Open!


An indie bookstore with a plot twist

When you buy a book from The Tall Poppy Bookstore – our new online independent bookstore – some of the profits go to Room to Read, which advocates for girls’ literacy. So buy a book, and you’re helping to cultivate both female writers…and readers!

And remember – for special discounts in our bookstore and other benefits, be sure to join Bloom, our exclusive book slumber party!

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