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.
Her feature film, God Bless the Broken Road, is slated for release 2018. In 2017, her novelization of the film was published by Simon & Schuster. Her crime novel series, The Coroner's Daughter, is being published by Crooked Lane Books in 2018. Her children’s book, The Picadilly Children’s Ballet, has reached thousands of children from California to Florida with the lesson of how to have joy in one’s life!
Jennifer has several crime drama series being developed for television and is adapting the YA novel series, Christy Miller for film and TV.
Wanting to share her love of forensics with other storytellers, she also penned a non-fiction work, Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas, published by Michael Wiese Productions, hailed as a north star to creating authentic crime dramas.
As a forensic specialist she has consulted with TV writers on network and cable TV shows. She regularly leads seminars and webinars on forensics and crime fiction and has taught screenwriting on the high school and university level and mentored new writers.
Jennifer has scribed projects for 10 West Studios, 60/40 Productions, Anderson Media Group, Circle of Confusion, Echo Lake, and Hoplite Entertainment. Jennifer’s scripts have placed her on the short lists of the Fox/Blacklist TV Program, Final Draft Big Break, Nichols, Austin, American Zoetrope, and NBC’s Writers on the Verge. Her half-hour forensic comedy, Home Bodies, received a Humanitas’ New Voices Award. Her children's show, Team Abuelita, won first place with Baby First and the National Hispanic Media Council.
YOUR NORTH STAR TO CREATING AUTHENTIC CRIME DRAMAS.
Forensics finally explained in lay people's terms. Forensic Speak unlocks the secrets of forensic science for writers and fans alike by taking readers behind the crime tape, lab doors, and into the morgue, to learn how things are really handled. Over 300+ forensic terms. A filmography of 100 film and TV examples and 80 additional resources. This book provides writers direct access to hundred of ways to make their crime writing more authentic.
"Forensic Speak cuts through the technical complexities of forensic science to carve a clear path for procedural writers, whether aspiring or experienced." - CHRIS LEVINSON, writer/executive producer Law & Order
GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD
IN THEATERS 2018.
A heartwarming story about a grieving army widow who finds her way back to her daughter, her faith, and a new love.
"You will need to grab some tissue when you read this book there are so heart moments through out. This book was a really good read and well worth it. I can't wait to read more from this author. This is a good clean fiction book." - SARAH, Goodreads
The coroner's daughter
About to launch a successful surgical career, a coroner’s daughter reluctantly returns to her hometown to take over her father’s medical examiner post, solve a local murder, and reconnect with the people and past she ran from 12 years ago.
As the case unfolds, a reluctant Emily begins to see that Freeport and the Coroner’s Office may be the only things that can save her from repeating mistakes of her past.
Coming from Crooked Lane Books May 6, 2018
The Picadilly ChiLDren’s Ballet
To purchase a copy contact Jennifer.
Ballerina Esmeralda VanOrneryMunchen makes everyone around her miserable. Will a visit from Ferda and Felicity, an exotic Turkish duo, cure Esmeralda of her grouchiness, save Swan Lake at The Picadilly Children's Ballet and help her find her joy back?
"I bought this book for my niece and as I was flipping through, I became engrossed in it myself. The book has a joyous spirit about it and a great take on kindness. It is everything a children’s book should be and I highly recommend it!" - MOLLIE, Amazon reviewer