I have recently returned to Indiana and have authored a new book – FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER (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.
My work includes original oil paintings that have been shown abroad, won multiple awards and 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 as a collection of self-published children’s books.
Florida Retirement is Murder
Fictional Satire Murder Mystery
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 a Fictional Satire Mystery Novel and 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!™
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Norma Jean's Sun
True Story Memoir
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. Based on a true story, the author's unapologetic prose prompts enduring ethical questions and makes a gripping, personal read.
Norma's Sun: Feature Narrative Screenplay Included
True Story Memoir
Adaptation of "Norma Jean's Sun" ISBN:978-0578020594 - Includes Updated Content & Original Working Film Script, True Story & Female Driven Narrative 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.”