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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" "Touching story, full of hope" - Publishers Weekly

Norma Jean's Sun, Memoir - Based on a True Story

"A Wonderful commentary on the very things that make us all human" "Touching story, full of hope" - Publishers Weekly

$1,425
pledged of $120,000pledged of $120,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 16 2012 3:05 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 16, 2012

About

Thank You & Bless you ...

Although we did not reach our first attempt, the overwhelming support and feedback will be used to chart out a path to obtain the goals mentioned. I am sincere in my efforts and through your support, I know this story will not only be told, but done so in a way that will touch the Human Spirit!

Please be sure to keep an eye on www.KrisCourtney.com for more info ...

UPDATE:

Ranked #1 Bestselling Memoir on Amazon - eBook Kindle

As the next step begins, Kickstarter offers an avenue to present funding for the Narrative Film production scheduled for release Spring 2014.


History & Need

It has been a journey to make this book into a reality. Up till now, all efforts have been solely funded through personal expenditures and self publishing services. Now living in Santa Fe New Mexico, it is our goal to use this environment of talent, location and resources to produce a quality, engaging and emotionally moving story at world class award level to include Sundance, Santa Fe Film Festival and more. Currently talking with and contacted by entities interested, it is our intent to use these funds for screen writing services, licensing, Management and Production Supervision plus Camera and Studio staffing. Working with New Mexico Film and many key individuals, the template is ready for funding. Although we are not a video game, documentary or art installation, we are sincere in asking you to spread the word and take time to review our request...

This vital step can ONLY happen with your benevolent support.



The BOOK

( 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.

Norma had become a woman, a beautiful woman, who learned early on that her grace and education, combined with God’s gift of beauty, would take her far. Her inner beauty did not take a distant second either, as light radiated from every corner of her being. (excerpt - pg30)

Courtney weaves family secrets, physical & emotional challenges in a life’s journey that will leave you breathless. Faced with unspeakable physical challenges Kris Courtney moves through his life experiences sometimes bravely sometimes embracing despair but always perceiving his life challenges with a perception that will touch your core!

Reviews

Norma Jean's Sun: Based on a True Story Memoir  is a first novel in the form of a memoir for artist/writer Kris Courtney and as a first attempt the flaws of style and experience are to be expected: once on paper, in the public's hands, the compositional decisions can not be painted over as they can in the author/artist's paintings. The story is a bizarre one and had Courtney not elected to start from history and escort us to the present it would seem just another dysfunctional family epic. A "must-read" for all who ponder their roots and family life. This is an intense , compelling story of a baby who was born defective in body but not in spirit. The reader must be prepared for a journey like no other that visits incest between cousins and the heartbreak that follows. Norma Jean's Sun should be on the New York Times bestseller list within the year !

Family history resulted in the bearing of a child with double the indemnity of passing on a flawed gene pool magnified in subsequent generations. And so Norma Jean gives birth to Kris, a child with multiple profound skeletal deformities and webbing of digits that required full body cast at birth (separating him from the succor of a mother's hands and causing a sense of shame to the father), a condition so severe that it took in excess of twenty surgeries in an attempt to correct the deformities.

This is not just a memoir, it’s a tale of courage, family failings and devotion & discovery. One man’s detached observation of  his family, himself, and life ‘s twist turns and fate! It will leave you with much more of a willingness to accept life's  insecure patterns with a zest for self discovery and adventure!

The Author

Many updates and information (  FacebookBLOGTwitter ) will continue to feed in as we grow and should this project gather the funding requested, I assure you that your input and credit will be known. I have lived many years with what you are about to read and learn through the links provided. I'm an Artist, Author and person with physical disabilities that I choose to use as an 'Ability. An ability to share my life struggles, family secrets, taboo and forbidden as a path to help or identify that we are all alike more than we are different. My writing is being received with many levels of emotional interaction.

Never in our silent moments of illusion do we sense the dark parallel that lives beside us. Nor do we suspect the carrier.

Initial steps and talks are geared towards employing and partnering with a Film Production Company such as First Serve Film, Revelations and Independent

Target Cast:

  • Morgan Freeman, Narrator
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Gene Hackman
  • Ali McGraw
  • Sam Elliot
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Jon Voight
  • Ving Rhames
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Fred Armisen
  • Catherine Keener
  • Jeffery Combs
  • Joan Cusack

Target Cameo Appearance & Sound Tracks: Elton John, Hootie, Amos Lee, John Bercaw, Garcia & Scott, James Taylor, Lisa Biales, Coltrane and a host of Midwest Blues Musicians. Appearance Cameo Target: Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts, Cybill Shepard & of course - Colonel Sanders I'll explain later...

What If I Have No Idea How Kickstarter Works?

If you're not familiar with Kickstarter or how it will work, here's a brief overview.

For the next 30 days, you'll be able to make pledges to help support this project, ranging from $5 to whatever you can afford. For your pledge, you can select one of the reward packages—listed to the right—of equal or lesser value to your pledge. You can always pledge more than the minimum to get a specific reward if you want. Your credit card, Paypal or other account will not actually be charged at the time you make your pledge, and you can change your mind right up to the final deadline.

If the final deadline comes and we've reached our goal, then everyone gets charged the amount they pledged. But if for some reason we don't meet our goal, then the whole thing is called off. No one gets charged, no fees are applied, everyone just keeps their money. So there's no risk of putting up money and then the project never getting off the ground. Of course, if we fail to meet the goal, then no one gets any rewards, either.

Thank you, Kris

Copyright©Kris Courtney, 2012. All rights reserved

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