099I – The Novelization of a Movie: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

Episode 099I Novelization of a Movie

Jennifer Dornbush is a screenwriter, author, speaker, and forensic specialist. Today we talk about her new movie, God Bless the Broken Road, and the novelization she wrote by the same title.

Jennifer says both the making of the movie and the release of the novel had aspects of a “broken road” as both had obstacles that seemed insurmountable at times. One of the things that helped her with her (first published) novel was the book Novelizations by Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay, which she highly recommends.

As of the publish date of this episode, September 20, 2018, the movie is still in theaters, and the Kindle version of the book happens to be on sale for 99c. There is also a large print hardcover edition, a paperback edition, an audiobook, and a movie soundtrack.

You can learn more about Jennifer, her books and helps for writers, her other novels and films, her speaking and consulting work, and follow her social media accounts at JenniferDornbush.com. You can also find her YouTube channel as Jennifer Dornbush, and one of my favorite playlists – Forensic Fridays!

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at https://www.writenowworkshop.com.


  1. Cheryl McKay on 09/20/2018 at 11:19 AM

    For your listeners, we’d be happy to offer a coupon that allows them to access our course, Novelizations: How to Adapt Scripts Into Novels. It includes PDFs of the book’s chapters, and some video curriculum of Rene and Cheryl for $10 instead of the usual $30 full price. Have them just use our coupon link:


    • Kitty Bucholtz on 09/27/2018 at 5:29 AM

      Thanks so much for this, Cheryl and Rene! I mentioned it at the beginning of Episode 100 so that everyone would know about it. You guys rock! 😀

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