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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Prompted Creativity Workshop


Join me for the next Prompted Creativity Workshop this week at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, Wyoming as I team with Kasey Storey, the Communications Coordinator, to lead a creative, collaborative, and casual writing workshop. Writers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the evening’s writing prompt, share their work, and partake in a discussion with fellow writers. Tina will provide feedback on writing produced during the workshop, and will help attendees make the most of their ideas!


Prompted Creativity Workshop #3

November 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Laramie County Library

Cottonwood Rooms