“Marie K Johnston is on Pinterest!” —Google Search

Follow Marie K Johnston’s Pinterest Boards about love, life, art, family and inspiration in this Google search today, 2/15/20!
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Check Out My “Mental: A Novel (2018)” Black Friday (11/29/19) Pinterest Ad!

Here’s to a successful advertising campaign!

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My “Mental (2018)” Pinterest advertisement is currently under review, to be released at some point tonight!

Check it out here:

This ad, featuring the cover art from “Mental,” will run daily to an audience containing you and 60 million others, until 12/9/19!

And, as always, you can follow me and read my biography and bibliography here,


…where you can preview and purchase “Mental (2018)” as an eBook ($9.99) or a paperback ($9.99)!

Thank y’all for following and reading!


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Brilliant, Beautiful and Brave—Choosing a Manic Stance in My Creative Life

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My psychiatrist’s goal of pulling me out of a seemingly endless bout of mania was achieved about two weeks ago. Far from turning out to be grateful for this feat, I have gradually found myself pretty much disappointed in what remained of my life after the manic glow had dissipated.

My delusion of being recognized for my writing, something I believed in wholeheartedly because it seemed so tangible when I lived under the manic spell, turned out to be less evident once the bubble burst. The audience I thought I was writing for is smaller than I thought when manic. My judgement of my creative skill today is much more critical than it was under the haze of a manic sun.

These facts caused me great anxiety as I tried to reenter “real” life. I hated admitting that it wasn’t the exciting, passionate and mostly positive life I had believed…

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Marie K Johnston Reopens Her Resume Package Company, Astute Pursuits, on 10/31/19!

Marie K Johnston (aka Kristen M McCurry) reveals the revamp of her resume package company, Astute Pursuits (http://www.AstutePursuits.home.blog) today, October 31, 2019!

Happy Halloween!

Astute Pursuits has been “Assisting in Dream (Job) Achievement Since 2010!”

I would like to extend an offer of mutual exclusivity to you now:

I am selling One Page Resumes/One Page Cover Letters with attention to layout, design, word choice, and your unique “three point skill set” today!

Astute Pursuits Resume Packages are written and returned to your email address within 48 hours of your order and cost a mere $75 via PayPal!

Astute Pursuits Resume Packages are going like hotcakes so far today!

Reserve your spot in my work queue now by visiting my official business website, http://www.AstutePursuits.home.blog, reading a little persuasive writing about how I will use my Ivy League education to help you get a better job, and emailing me at MarieKJohnston1@gmail.com to get started now!

An Astute Pursuits Resume Package is a smart investment in your future!

Feel free to contact me at MarieKJohnston1@gmail.com or fill out the short contact page located at http://www.AstutePursuits.home.blog now to get the ball rolling!

Thank you in advance for your business!

Marie K Johnston/Kristen M McCurry


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My www.MarieKJohnston.com Autobiography Which Appears at Bottom of Each Post and Page:


Read everything if you want to! I’ve been writing on this website for 4 years!

Thank you in advance for taking the time out of your busy day to sit back and allow me to entertain you for awhile!


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(A complete list of pen names!)