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Nominated for Best Memoir of 2009

 

Original Memoir is now Retired after a decade of successful publication. 

 

Thank you to all my Fan’s & Patron’s

Blessings,
Kris

 

Norma Jean’s Sun - True Story

Based on a True Story

Norma Jean's Sun (Retired Publication)

True Story Memoir by Kris Courtney

 

 

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.

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Please use the email address listed for all communication. kriscourtney@yahoo.com

 

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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."

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Email:  kriscourtney@yahoo.com

 

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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.""Powerful & Moving Memoir""beautifully written"Brave honesty of confession"heartfelt  loving  story"'5 Stars'True Story Book, Memoir available on Amazon - Norma Jean's Sun by Kris CourtneyPW 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.

Ranked #1 Kindle KDP Memoir

December 2011

Inspiring

Free Expression

 

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.

Austin Revolution Film Festival Austin Texas ARFF2017  Norma Jean's Sun FULL FEATURE SCREENPLAY Script Memoir TRUE STORY Award Winner Nominee Official Selection VIP Writer Kris Courtney Author ArtistThis 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”

I am actively, humbly and sincere in my search for a champion to believe! I am submitting a blank slate, powerful Best Seller and an Artist View willing to become greater than the image in transparency and support of others!  I am eager to speak with you!  I know you will be moved and perhaps find yourself emotionally challenged by the strength of this message. In 2014, I wrote the initial working draft adaptation screenplay and am completely prepared to align in theme with a team of coverage, option and production. 

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 an 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. The unapologetic prose prompts enduring ethical questions and makes a gripping, personal read. The book “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.  All while Norma, the protagonist, is met with difficult choices of her own to rise above with a brilliant grace!  The reader will be challenged to answer the difficult questions of right and wrong as they may apply to his or her own life to a conclusion that will lead to a more fulfilled view of the "parallel beauty that lives just beneath the surface for us all."

This story highlights the thousands of family dynamics that center on not only disabilities, but the taboo subject matter visible or implied.  As a child, I wrote the first page of this tale at 12.  All along knowing my life and the circumstances had a powerful content.  As an adult, the lessons obtained have given me creative energy & awareness to share this message.  My desire is to bring light and benefit to the millions who have lived and silently equaled in experiences similar to my own!  Many Matriarchs, Patriarchs and Children survive this day who understand and who wish share their story.

Title:
Norma's Sun (Working Screenplay)

By:
Kris Courtney
513.394.0152
www.kriscourtney.True Story & Female Driven Narrative 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”

Award Winning Screenplay Included

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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
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International Award Winning Screenplay #Script


True Story & Female Driven Narrative 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”

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Literally an Art Book full or original artwork, paintings and prints by American Artist Kris Courtney available at Blurb.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}

ARC’ Galley Reader Reviews

 

“I can’t say this about many books I read but I couldn’t put it down”

 

“Great Book!!! Loved the characters who all feel like family!! The ending was a shocker!!!”

 

“I could visualize it and the characters!!!! I want them as my friends!!! This is how I can connect with good reads when I feel it!! I swear this would make a great weekly show.”

 

“I loved the character development, I loved the humor of the people.  I loved the suspense and I especially loved the ending! I can just imagine crazy old golf cart drivers! Oh, and WAKE UP, EARL!”

NEW RELEASE - BUY NOW

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

Available for Immediate Purchase!

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
GET YOUR COPY TODAY

NEW RELEASE - BUY NOW

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

Available for Immediate Purchase!
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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
True Story Book, Memoir available on Amazon - Norma Jean's Sun by Kris Courtney
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.

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