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Florida Retirement Is Murder About the Author

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER

 

Snowbirds do more than just Flock

 

Stewart Johnson had worked hard his entire life to reach retirement. However, his Golden Years would prove to be more of a challenge than he anticipated after his wife passed away. Seeking to find peace of mind and warmth in Florida, Stewart became surrounded by a tribe of Snowbird residents who took him on a journey of laughter and sleuthing inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children.

 

The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Fictional Satire Mystery Novel" appeals to both young and old. With the more-alike-than-different family ancestry, we all share some of the very same quirks and ability to laugh at ourselves. It is that level of vulnerable exposure inside the mind of senior citizens that we can all relate to with humor. This book will cause the reader to laugh out-loud and relate back to their own memories or current life history, not to mention an entertaining Book Club experience. This colorful story will fit perfectly on every shelf and screen.

 

Oh, Wake Up, Earl!

 

Thank you,

 

Kris

 

American Artist & Author Kris Courtney

 

www.kriscourtney.com

 

Publication History Timeline:

 

October 2022

 

I have recently return to Indiana and have authored a New Book (Fictional Literary, Satire Mystery) from my experiences in the state of Florida that have given light to a fictional story of generational characters encountered throughout 20 years of traveling across the United States as a professional Artist & Author. This publication is Coming Soon!

 

My work includes original oil paintings that have been shown abroad, won multiple awards & recognition in artistic genre application of watercolor, acrylic and multimedia. As well, I have penned an award winning international screenplay and other various publications that include a personal memoir as well a collection of self published children s books.

 

For more information: www.kriscourtney.com

 

2019: 10 Year Anniversary

 

New Release Audio Book on iTunes, Amazon & Exclusively Audible

 

Review:

 

Described from a generation before to current, this author has scratched out a story from pain into a work of art. An artist in both paint and words, this true story captures the essence of a tragic life and the beauty that lies beneath the surface. His words paint a picture of a hardship and a suffering that only few could imagine.

 

Available on iTunes Store , Amazon.com Audible Exclusively 2019 - 10 year Publication Celebration! Get Your Copy Today!

 

Literally - 2018 (Graphic Fine Art Book) ISBN: 978-1-38-888809-1

 

Norma's Sun - 9.1.2017 Release ( Feature Narrative Screenplay Included )

 

Full Feature, Female Character and Leading Lady Driven Narrative (International Award Winning 10x)

 

This Adaptation is a memoir that came from the depths of one man's struggle to become a predefined member of a social mold which was never cast. A confinement that would later serve to encapsulate, isolate and establish a prototype of life not understood or sought by those watching. Blessing, punishment or choice is a position each is given and though not all will genesis into a full heart, most can adapt through perseverance. Yet you will question on how or who provided the seed to a life of strife. Further, worth following.

 

2015 Release - Author & Illustrator of It's OK Scooter

 

Nationally noted for such artwork as "Passing" expressed as an emotional response to his fathers death, this painting also serves as the back cover for Norma Jean's Sun. In addition to other original oil paintings, Kris Courtney's work is on display in Galleries across the country and online.

 

 

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Similar Author/Book s & Genre   Market Comparable / Comparative:
Oops, I've Fallen by Max Monroe
You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss
Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas & Murder by Donald Bain
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Excuse Me While I Disappear by Laurie Notaro


A New Fictional Satire Mystery Novel by Kris Courtney, FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER

Florida Retirement Is Murder is a fictional satire novel that is available on Amazon and all your favorite Book Stores!  Order Online Today!

The  target audience  on this publication is both young and old. With the more-alike-than-different family ancestry, we all share some of the very same quirks and ability to laugh at ourselves. It is that level of vulnerable exposure inside the mind of senior citizens that we can all relate to with humor. This book will cause the reader to laugh out-loud and relate back to their own memories or current life history, not to mention an entertaining  Book Club  experience. This colorful story will fit perfectly on every shelf and screen.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER, is a collection of elder aged and loosely governed comedic characters that live in a Florida Gated Retirement Mobile Home Park and find themselves entangled with each other to uncover there is a killer among them.  The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Satire Mystery" takes Snowbird residents on a journey of laughter and sleuth discoveries inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. 

{Snowbirds do more than just Flock}

The  marketing  for this literature will be both in paper and film. This is a strong concept for an ongoing series in both areas of entertainment. The storyline offers unanswered questions and thirst for more of the story to be told. Included in the events there is a powerful catch phrase trademarked,  Wake Up, Earl!    Combined with a merchandise promotion for reader engagement, the licensing potential becomes an open field for avenues of revenue and brand name recognition.

Kris Courtney, All Copyrights Reserved - www.kriscourtney.com


Florida Retirement Is Murder is a fictional satire novel that is available on Amazon and all your favorite Book Stores!  Order Online Today!

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER
Snowbirds do more than just Flock

 Stewart Johnson had worked hard his entire life to reach retirement. However, his Golden Years would prove to be more of a challenge than he anticipated after his wife passed away. Seeking to find peace of mind and warmth in Florida, Stewart became surrounded by a tribe of Snowbird residents who took him on a journey of laughter and sleuthing inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. 
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The theme behind most of artistic efforts. As my artistry leans towards a Primitive Literalism (Avant-garde), my heart and mind continue to expand in color expressionism that allows my spirit and soul comfort.

This too shall pass...

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Kris Courtney, an American artist and author celebrated for his eclectic and dynamic approach to the arts. This multifaceted website highlights Courtney's wide-ranging talents, featuring his art gallery, book collections, and details about his latest projects and exhibitions. Visitors can explore a rich tapestry of Kris's artistic endeavors, which includes his signature style described as "Primitive Literalism." This style is characterized by vivid, emotional expression and often jagged, energetic brush strokes that convey both texture and character. The gallery includes a variety of artistic expressions, from large acrylic paintings to small watercolor studies. Additionally, the site offers a deep dive into Courtney's literary world, focusing on his role as an author of the satirical mystery novel "Florida Retirement Is Murder," set in a comedic, gossip-riddled Florida retirement community. The novel, along with its sequels and related merchandise, are prominently featured, providing fans and new visitors alike a glimpse into his narrative style which combines humor with intrigue. The site also keeps visitors informed about upcoming events, new releases, and provides purchase links for his artworks and books. It is designed to engage both art lovers and readers, offering updates via Social Media sign-up and providing contact information for further engagement with Courtney's work.


This Full Feature, True Story & Female Driven Narrative Film is about the life of Norma and her family history of struggle to become the Parent of a child with needs beyond any comprehension, only to find in the end an ending that will touch your core! Born into a life of isolation & pain with the graphic burden of surgical manipulation to function, walk & survive in a world of normalcy. The iconic image inspires still today and will present a platform for an audience into a never before filmed life inside a family struggling to accept reason! 

"Never in our silent moments of illusion do we sense the dark parallel that lives beside us. Nor do we suspect the carrier."

"A Wonderful commentary on the very things that make us all human" "Brave honesty of confession, makes the book unique" "Touching story, full of hope" The story is not only convincingly true, but will rivet the reader with its genuine and unassuming pathos.

 This Adaptation of Norma Jean s Sun is a memoir that came from the depths of one man s struggle to become a predefined member of a social mold which was never cast. 

A confinement that would later serve to encapsulate, isolate and establish a prototype of life not understood or sought by those watching. Blessing, punishment or choice is a position each is given and though not all will genesis into a full heart, most can adapt through perseverance. Yet in this episode, you will question on how or who provided the seed to a life of strife. Further, worth following  The story is described by reviewers as  Eloquent, stirring and emotional, inspirational to the courageous 




American Artist Kris Courtney, Author of Norma Jean's Sun - True Story Memoir

www.kriscourtney.com


#Synopsis of Film 

A Family History of Choices, Imposing Consequences and the People who Survive with Grace & Unparalleled Ability! Dramatic journey of secrets, the carrier unknown and the burden imposed, Norma will stride through the illumination of what is possible and the shadow of reality to raise a Child with Special Needs.

Norma Jean's Sun Memoir ( Based on a True Story ) "A Wonderful commentary on the very things that make us all human" "Brave honesty of confession, makes the book unique" "Touching story, full of hope" The story is not only convincingly true, but will rivet the reader with its genuine and unassuming pathos. It is this kind of brave honesty of confession and growing philosophy that makes the book unique. Miraculous tale of how a boy, born into unimaginable physical and emotional pain and destined to be a misfit, finds his way in a world of "others." Few could survive so many torturous years of surgical intervention and a ensuing lifelong struggle with drugs and alcohol addiction and come out ahead. This moving tale reveals not only the struggle and heartrending elements of generational lives "gone wrong," but also the love and growth of a human being overcoming the odds and determined to find a way to live life to the fullest. Based on a true story, the author's unapologetic prose prompts enduring ethical questions and makes a gripping, personal read. Norma Jean's Sun is painfully reflective yet ultimately hopeful, a story told through the eyes of a boy who believes he has been mistakenly born into the world and a man who conquers physical and emotional injustice--and thrives. The reader will be challenged to answer the difficult questions of right and wrong as they may apply to his or her own life. It is clear that it is the hope of this author that the reader's conclusions will lead to a more fulfilled view of the "parallel beauty that lives just beneath the surface for us all."  HAVEN SENT    2020 Acrylic on Canvas 30 x40  Signed (Gallery Wrap)

Est. Retail Value = $1,600  (AUCTION Sale   Nov 11   18th 2020)

Renowned International Artist & Author Kris Courtney, resident of Polk County since 2018, has been known for Professional Studio & Gallery s of Original Fine Art throughout the US including Santa Fe NM, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.  Such works have been recognized in Washington DC, National Maritime Museum; Play Me I m Yours Cincinnati, as well recognition by International Music Group Coldplay in 2010.  In addition, multiple literature works that include an Award Winning Screenplay adapted from one of his first publications.

In a theme of Benevolence with inspiration drawn from His own Medical History, Courtney has created this Signed Original Painting, titled  Haven Sent  specifically for the WHH Foundation 2020 Gala.  This painting is on a Gallery Wrap 30  x 40  stretched canvas that has been sealed with UV protection and wire ready for display in a collector s home or office! 

As stated by the Artist; 
 This image was created in a genre of Abstract Expressionism to display the Energy and Enthusiasm of this Event.  I am Humbled to participate and hope that my Talent can bring auction funds and resources to give life & healing to others, Thank You! 
Wake Up, Earl! 

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FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER, is a collection of elder aged and loosely governed comedic characters that live in a Florida Gated Retirement Mobile Home Park and find themselves entangled with each other to uncover there is a killer among them.  The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Satire Mystery" takes Snowbird residents on a journey of laughter and sleuth discoveries inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. {Snowbirds do more than just Flock}
Wake Up, Earl! 

Promotional and Marketing Merchandise for support of the New Book Release for "FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER"

Find Clothes, Hats, Shirts, Coffee Mug and Novelty Items for Holiday, Sporting Events and everyday wear for that special occasion or book club!

CAFEPRESS at: https://www.cafepress.com/shop/WakeUpEarl


FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER, is a collection of elder aged and loosely governed comedic characters that live in a Florida Gated Retirement Mobile Home Park and find themselves entangled with each other to uncover there is a killer among them.  The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Satire Mystery" takes Snowbird residents on a journey of laughter and sleuth discoveries inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. {Snowbirds do more than just Flock}
Wake Up, Earl! 

Promotional and Marketing Merchandise for support of the New Book Release for "FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER"

Find Clothes, Hats, Shirts, Coffee Mug and Novelty Items for Holiday, Sporting Events and everyday wear for that special occasion or book club!

CAFEPRESS at: https://www.cafepress.com/shop/WakeUpEarl


Similar Author/Book s & Genre   Market Comparable / Comparative:
Oops, I've Fallen by Max Monroe
You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss
Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas & Murder by Donald Bain
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Excuse Me While I Disappear by Laurie Notaro

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER, is a collection of elder aged and loosely governed comedic characters that live in a Florida Gated Retirement Mobile Home Park and find themselves entangled with each other to uncover there is a killer among them.  The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Satire Mystery" takes Snowbird residents on a journey of laughter and sleuth discoveries inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. {Snowbirds do more than just Flock}
True Story Book, Memoir available on Amazon - Norma Jean's Sun by Kris Courtney
Florida Retirement Is Murder
By: Kris Courtney
Narrated by: Mari Oyaizu Carson
Length: 8 hrs and 12 minsGET YOUR COPY TODAY

NEW RELEASE - BUY NOW - KINDLE - AUDIBLE - KDP - AMAZON

A New Fictional Satire Mystery Novel by Kris Courtney, FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER

Available for Immediate Purchase!  Read or Listen to your Copy Today!

Florida Retirement Is Murder is a fictional satire novel that is available on Amazon and all your favorite Book Stores!  Order Online Today!

The  target audience  on this publication is both young and old. With the more-alike-than-different family ancestry, we all share some of the very same quirks and ability to laugh at ourselves. It is that level of vulnerable exposure inside the mind of senior citizens that we can all relate to with humor. This book will cause the reader to laugh out-loud and relate back to their own memories or current life history, not to mention an entertaining  Book Club  experience. This colorful story will fit perfectly on every shelf and screen.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER, is a collection of elder aged and loosely governed comedic characters that live in a Florida Gated Retirement Mobile Home Park and find themselves entangled with each other to uncover there is a killer among them.  The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Satire Mystery" takes Snowbird residents on a journey of laughter and sleuth discoveries inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. 

{Snowbirds do more than just Flock}

The  marketing  for this literature will be both in paper and film. This is a strong concept for an ongoing series in both areas of entertainment. The storyline offers unanswered questions and thirst for more of the story to be told. Included in the events there is a powerful catch phrase trademarked,  Wake Up, Earl!    Combined with a merchandise promotion for reader engagement, the licensing potential becomes an open field for avenues of revenue and brand name recognition.

Kris Courtney, All Copyrights Reserved - www.kriscourtney.com
PW Select: Fall 2011: A Wide Range for Self-Published Titles - The Listings

Norma Jean s Sun.
 Kris Courtney. Kris Courtney. $17.95 paper (290p), ISBN 978-0-578-02059-4
 Amazon
 This  touching story, full of hope  tells of a young man who believes he was mistakenly born as a man and of his journeys through drug and alcohol addiction as well as years of surgical interventions.
 
FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS KRAZY
Snowbirds do more than just Flock

Scheduled for New Release in the Series of the Award Winning Snowbird Cozy Mystery 'Florida Retirement Is Murder' is ready to Pre-Order for New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2024 on Amazon and All Retail Platforms, Including Audiobooks on Audible. Pre-Order Your Copy Today !!

The Hysterical Characters in the Fictional Sun Gate Florida Gated Retirement Community are up to it again as Stewart and his Hilarious Antics take you through the secrets of this Laugh Out-Loud Cozy Murder Mystery Series set in Central Florida.  The unanswered questions from before will be solved as the group of KraZy Residents create more Amateur Sleuth Adventure puzzles for readers to discover again. PREORDER Your Copy Today !!