Jennifer Dornbush is a writer, speaker, and forensic specialist whose work liberates people from their prisons of loneliness so they may connect, contribute, and belong.



Jennifer started her writing career as a freelance journalist, covering over 100 news and human interest stories for dozens of publications.  

She later moved to Los Angeles to scribe film, television, and novels. 


Jennifer has been teaching since 1997 and regularly leads seminars and workshops on screenwriting, crime fiction, forensics, and the creative life.


The television or movie screen is the closest most people will ever come to witnessing the forensic world. But Jennifer Dornbush actually lived it. As a 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. Since that first case she has had decades of on-sight experience in death investigation and 360 hours of forensic training through the Forensic Science Academy.

Jennifer now uses these experiences to pen crime fiction. She regularly leads seminars on forensics and fiction, and has been a forensic consultant on a handful of TV shows.