Marie K Johnston (aka Kristen M McCurry) is a novelist, poet, visual artist and website creator. She is a 42 year old married mother of one living in a little arty town just northwest of Houston, TX. She was educated at The University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University, wrote for Walmart.com and Rice University’s Web & Print Division, and taught high school English and tutored UT@Austin students for ten years before she married. She is the author of five works of fiction, available to preview and purchase at http://www.Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston. Johnston is also preparing to open her own Etsy store, “Bohoartbymkj,” where she will sell original word art that seeks to inspire people to be happier and to reach their full potential. Johnston published her first novel, “Leaves Subsiding,” under pen name M. Yoshida McCurry in 2010, and it is currently available online everywhere.