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ABOUT

Jennifer is a Screenwriter, Author, speaker, and forensic specialist creating diverse range of stories that shed light on the dark places of the human experience.

 

Jennifer's story creation is bred from a very unsheltered childhood as the daughter of a medical examiner whose office was in her home. She investigated her first fatality, an airplane crash, when she was 8 years-old and from there gathered decades of on-sight experience in death investigation and 360 hours of forensic training through the Forensic Science Academy.

The stories she creates stem from the unique range of human experiences.  Because of her background, she does not shy away from telling stories about tough circumstances and how characters choose to deal with them.

Whether it’s a despairing war widow Amber Hill, who has lost her faith in her feature film, God Bless the Broken Road… a mistrustful detective, Riley St. James battling to solve a twenty-year old murder in her novel, Hole in the Woods… a brilliant doctor, Emily Hartford harboring deep-seeded anger at her father for not investigating her mother’s car crash in her mystery novel, The Coroner’… or a group of nuns posing as prostitutes to save sex trafficked victims in her Episodic TV show, Prey… Jennifer’s characters encounter light in their darkness… redemption where none seems possible… and bits of levity to sweeten the journey.

M E M B E R : Writers Guild of America, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, American Christian Fiction Writers, Society of Children’s Book Writers and IllustratorsScreen.

 

Because of her background, she does not shy away from telling stories about tough circumstances and how characters choose to deal with them.
I took a Forensics and Crime Fiction class taught by Jennifer Dornbush, which was very interesting for suspense writers. Jennifer was a great teacher who kept the class laughing as we talked about finding missing body parts and the temperature of a rigor mortis body.  I truly am glad the class lasted all day.
— KELLY B, EDITOR & FICTION REVIEWER