About M E Fuller

NEWS! “Abel March,” flash fiction, has been accepted for publication in Talking Stick 26. Book release party, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1 p.m. Blueberry Pines Golf, Dining & Event Center, 39161 US-71, Menahga, MN 56464.

NEWS! M E Fuller has been accepted to Arts off 84, September 2-3, 2017. Site details to come.

 

Artist Statement – Author

M E Fuller writes character-driven fiction for an upmarket audience. Her work is imaginative, can be graphic and at times disturbing, and offers readers an intimate glimpse into private consequences in the lives of her fictional characters.

In 2015, M E Fuller received an artist project grant through the Five Wings Arts Council with funds from the McKnight Foundation to complete her first novel, “Saving the Ghost.”

For 57 years, Ellen kept her past in the past, where it belonged. Only her best friend CiCi, and her loving husband, Ned, knew anything about the sexual assaults and neglect she’d suffered as a child. She’d built a good life, had great friends, a lucrative career, and a strong marriage.

She thought she’d be glad when her abusive father died. But she was blindsided by how his past actions inflamed her fears and insecurities, taking her to the edge of complete emotional collapse. In desperation, she reached out to her father’s aged sister, Mercy, for love and support. But Mercy was keeping secrets of her own, more terrible than Ellen could have ever dreamed.

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“Crazy Dog,” flash fiction, was published in the winter 2016 issue of Shark Reef, a Literary Magazine. Fuller is currently working on her second novel, “The Unwinding.”

A year-long blog series titled “Greyhairs Rising – Retiree as Emerging Artist” began in November of 2016. Contact M E Fuller to speak to your group about how to restart your creative engine!

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Artist Statement – Visual Arts 

Fuller enjoys the ever surprising flow of imagination from media to surface while drawing or painting. Each line, each brush stroke can reveal a hidden direction. Each acrylic layer or watercolor wash can add unexpected textures and dimensions to her work.

M E Fuller paints in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. She is currently developing a watercolor series, “Conflicts in Nature.” Concurrently she is creating a mixed media, graphic series, “Relationships in Comfort and Love.”

Examples of her work may be found at mefuller.com.

She showed a 60-page sketchbook of prospective paintings in “Sketchorama,”  at The New Bohemian Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN. Nov. 18, 2016-Jan. 14, 2017.

M E Fuller’s professional career of nearly 40 years included graphic design, art direction and copywriting. She maintained a satirical blog from 2009 to 2015.

Fuller is a Friends of the Brainerd Public Library board member, a member of the Brainerd Writers Alliance, and manager of the Seed Library at the Brainerd Public Library.

 

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