Artist & Author BIO

Originally from Indiana, 'American Artist & Author Kris Courtney' authors this Comedic Drama from his travels around the state of Florida.  His experiences give light to a fictional story of generational characters that he encountered throughout his many trips across the United States as a professional Artist & Author.

Creatively expressing through a wide variety of mediums that include original oil paintings that have been shown abroad, his works have won multiple awards & recognition in artistic genre & application of watercolor, acrylic and multimedia.  As well, Courtney has penned an award winning international screenplay and other various publications that include a personal memoir as well a collection of children books.

As an Artist and Author, I have spent the last 25 years creating works of fine art and produced multiple publications. My efforts and success include the production of the multiple award-winning screenplay and film project Norma’s Sun; Prior to the 2020 collapse of circumstances beyond my control.  This fan-base remains accessible for new publication and future creativity that stems from my other publications. These previous projects include a children’s book, It’s OK Scooter™, ‘Literally’ and my original self-published Norma Jean’s Sun memoir.


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!™