The Life of Marie K Johnston in Photos, Part One

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The Life of Marie K Johnston in Photos, Part One

What follows is a little taste of my life as a novelist, from this week. All photos were taken by me! Here you go (for selfies, scroll):

My home in Tomball, TX, where I live with these two:

Chris (40) and Chloe (7 1/2) McCurry, my family:

Here are some pics of me in tees from this week:

I monetized this website this week so that I could run ads for my novel, and from Amazon and WordPress in general.

Please click on an ad on the right side of this page! Every time you click, I make a few bucks! We’re saving up for new cars:

Thank you for taking a peek into the life of Marie K Johnston, Novelist!

Follow me at http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston, http://www.MentalbyMarieKJohnston.com and http://www.BipolarLifer.com!

🦋🦋🦋, Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

Highlighted Sneak Peak #2: “Mental (2018)” Part One, Chapters 4-10

Remember, pay close attention to the things I’ve highlighted in order to gain a deeper understanding of the characters, plot, themes, and meaning in the novel:

Obviously, I’ve only revealed pieces of these highlighted chapters from one of my own copies to pique your interest! Hopefully, you’ll feel the urge to go to http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston to purchase your very own First Edition paperback now! You can also “follow” me on this webpage in order to stay up to date with all of the exciting things happening with “Mental (2018)”!

Please continue reading partial and full chapters of “Mental (2018)” here and on http://www.MentalbyMarieKJohnston.com, and follow my non-fiction site, http://www.BipolarLifer.com, which features my real-life journal dealing with my experiences as a Bipolar I artist, wife, and mother!

Thank you for reading!

🦋🦋🦋, Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

Highlighted Sneak Peak #1: “Mental (2018),” Prologue & Chapters 1-3

Pay close attention to the highlighted parts in order to gain a deeper understanding of the novel:

Thanks for reading! If I’ve piqued your interest, you can read the entire First Edition paperback by going here: http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston and don’t forget to follow me there so you can stay up to date on all the interesting things that surround this novel’s publication!

Stay tuned for the next installment of highlights from Part One in the next post!

Read more of my fiction here in Menu or on http://www.MentalbyMarieKJohnston.com, and read more of my non-fiction at http://www.BipolarLifer.com (featuring my real-life journal detailing what it feels like to be Bipolar I)!

🦋🦋🦋, Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

More of “Mental (2018)” Marketing Campaign

Mental is a First Edition Novel

Here are some more pics of the “Mental (2018)” marketing campaign: new tee shirt with new logo, pen, cards with envelopes, stickers to seal envelopes…

Leave a comment (of your name and address, if you live in the continguous U.S.) on my Contact page if you would like to receive a “Mental (2018)” card in the mail! I will not share your physical address with anyone or use it for any other purpose!

As always, go to http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston to follow me online and/or buy my novel ($2.99 for eBook and $12.99 for First Edition paperback)!

🦋🦋🦋, Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

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Thank You to My Novel Contest Followers & Winners!

Mental is a First Edition Novel

Thank you to my 658 Facebook Friends who entered my “Mental (2018)” Novel Contest Giveaway this past week by going to Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston and clicking on “follow”!

This contest was a great success!

I am happy that so many of my friends are now following the progress of “Mental (2018)” online, reading my novelist’s biography, reading posts from this site and http://www.MarieKJohnston.com at Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston, and clicking on the links to purchase either the green/black eBook ($2.99) or the 🦋 cover art First Edition paperback ($12.99)!

If you were not a winner, stay tuned for another Novel Contest Giveaway coming at you soon!

If you were a winner (or if you took this opportunity to purchase a version of my novel), congratulations! I hope you enjoy the read, and that you will feel like giving “Mental (2018)” a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ rating on http://www.GoodReads.com, http://www.Amazon.com or a website that celebrates…

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“Mental (2018)” Part Three Sneak Peek, 2nd Teaser

Mental is a First Edition Novel

And yet another sneak peak at Part Three to get you to go to http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston and follow me/buy my novel:

Follow me/buy my novel at http://www.Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston now!

🦋🦋🦋,

Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

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“Mental (2018)” Part Two Sneak Peak, 2nd Teaser

Mental is a First Edition Novel

Here’s another Part Two teaser to get you to follow me at http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston now:

So, hopefully you’re a faithful reader of these posts from this website, http://www.MarieKJohnston.com (my fiction site featuring this book, among others) and http://www.BipolarLifer.com (my non-fiction site featuring my real journal), and hopefully by now you think I’m such a great writer that you want to click http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston and follow me/buy “Mental (2018)”! I certainly hope that you are doing all of the above!


🦋🦋🦋,
Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

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“Mental (2018)” Part One Sneak Peak, 2nd Teaser

Mental is a First Edition Novel

Here’s some more of Part One to make you click Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston now and follow me/buy novel now:

I hope you decide to buy my novel today by clicking the Amazon link above!

To read more of “Mental (2018),” go to http://www.MarieKJohnston.com and click on “Menu.”

🦋🦋🦋,

Marie K Johnston

aka Kristen M McCurry

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“Mental (2018)” is a Work of Fiction (Based on My Life)…

Mental is a First Edition Novel

“Mental” is entirely a work of fiction and should be interpreted as such.

Yes, the novel is based on “my life,” “my journal,” and “my poetry.” It is set in several Texas cities I know well, and also has many scenes set on the two college campuses where I spent years studying in the 1990s. Yes, the father character is my interpretation of my real father…

But, the point still stands–fiction is fiction, and non-fiction is non-fiction. If you want to read my non-fiction work, go to http://www.BipolarLifer.com and read my actual journal!

I have taken many creative liberties in “Mental (2018),” in an attempt to turn my own pain and confusion into a thing of beauty and hope.

Don’t read too much in between the lines within the pages of any novel looking for “real life,” but especially this one!

Here’s a little taste of two chapters to encourage…

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“Mental (2018)” First Edition Book Contest Giveaway! Ends Soon! 5 Winners in the 1st 500 Followers!

Mental is a First Edition Novel

So, to enter to win a free copy of the First Edition of my novel, go to Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston and click “follow”!

The first 500 followers will have a chance to win one of five free novels that I will ship to your doorstep on my nickel!

That’s 1 winner for every 100 followers up to 500 followers, my friends!

Here’s a little incentive to get you to want to enter this contest:

To read many of “Mental (2018)”’s 50 chapters, please visit my fiction website, http://www.MarieKJohnston.com!

To read my actual journal, please visit http://www.BipolarLifer.com!

🦋🦋🦋,

Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

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My GoodReads Profile

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www.goodreads.com/book/show/41709687

Although the image has been blown up too much, you can click it and go to my GoodReads author profile!

This profile already has two reviews and a 4.5 ⭐️ rating!

You can go from here to read a synopsis of “Mental (2018),” my author biography, and click to buy the novel in either its eBook or paperback formats!

🦋🦋🦋,
Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry

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My New “Mental (2018)” Marketing Campaign!

Pls note: Contest is a giveaway of 5 novels, shipped to your door on my nickel. 1 book given away for each group of 100 contestants, up to 500 contestants! Enter today by going to Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston now!

Mental is a First Edition Novel

Here it is in entirety:

I’m going big, or going home!

Follow me at Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston to enter to win one of 5 novels by me! One winner in every 500 followers!

Cheers!

Marie K Johnston

aka Kristen M McCurry

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Chapter Two of “Mental (2018)” in its Entirety, Not a Teaser!

So, this is your first taste of my main character, Eve Stuart, and what she sees at the beginning of the novel as her main issues (to be amended later on)!

I hope you enjoyed reading about the complicated mess that Eve is! By the end of this tale, she’s as healthy as a green smoothie, I promise!

Stay tuned for more chapter pics like this one!

Cheers!

Marie K Johnston