Writing

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 Fall, 2017 in conjunction with the novel release on June 6th by the same title published by Simon & Schuster.

Jennifer has several crime drama series being developed for television and a bi-lingual kid’s show, Team Abuelita, in production with Baby First TV. 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!

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. 

 
 

 

Works

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Forensic Speak

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

GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD

ON THE SHELVES JUNE 6, 2017. IN THEATERS FALL 2017.

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

 
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Team Abuelita!

When children around the Latin American world are in trouble, whether it’s a new sibling that’s taking over, a bully who won’t share, or a lost lovey in the middle of the night, they call for Super Abuelita and her team of Niños to save the day.

Team Abuelita is a series for young viewers that is educational and entertaining and upholds the family and community values that are the core foundation of any culture. Family and friends are there for each other through thick and thin. There’s no problem that can’t be solved with a little help from your family. Each family member is valued, from the oldest member to the youngest.  Everyone learns from one another. And… you can always count on your Abuelita. 

Show premiering in late 2017 on Baby First TV. Click below to watch!

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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


 

Speaking

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