Jenean McBrearty

Jenean McBrearty

Other Worlds: Art the Alternative Reality
Screenwriter, Author and Researcher

Danville, Kentucky

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January 2020
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About Jenean

Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who taught Political Science and Sociology, and will receive her MFA in 2021. Her fiction, poetry, and photographs have been published in over two-hundred-fifty print and on-line journals. Her how-to book, Writing Beyond the Self; How to Write Creative Non-fiction that Gets Published was published by Vine Leaves Press in 2018. She won the Eastern Kentucky English Department Award for Graduate Creative Non-fiction in 2011, and a Silver Pen Award in 2015 for her noir short story: Red’s Not Your Color. Genres are: noir, speculative/SF, war, and mystery.

Specialty: Gritterary --- High concept stories delivered with accessible dialogue and edgy plots.

Favorite quote: Prof. Robert Johnson, Eastern Kentucky University, Bluegrass Writing Studio. "Keep submitting. Someday, someone will like what you write." He's been right hundreds of times. It was the best advice I ever got.

Unique traits: Academically trained in the social sciences with an emphasis in applied and analytical research, and a rabid interest in history.



  • Bloodletting

    Bloodletting Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Drama Post WWI British society challenges a widowed doctor to accept change when he is asked to investigate the murder of a "sweet young thing" and clear the good name of the son of a colleague.

  • The Man Who Made the Sun Come Up

    The Man Who Made the Sun Come Up Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Family Seven-year-old Della learns about life's hardships and dangers from twelve-year-old Larry Spivy, his brooding father, and the KKK in Depression era Arkansas; and about forgiveness and the beauty a violin can make when it's played by an old black man in a boathouse.

  • The Tarnished Halo of Father Bergonzoli

    The Tarnished Halo of Father Bergonzoli Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery Crime After the murder of the Bishop of a small diocese in Italy, the new American priest assists with the investigation, soon his life, and his vocation, are in jeopardy.  

  • The General's Lady

    The General's Lady Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance Drama In 1937, an Jewish music teacher attempts to flee Austria, and learns the challenges and seduction of power when he assumes the identity of an SS officer under the tutelage of the General ---  who is also his rival for the woman who has vowed to save his life. 


  • Silver Pen Award: Fiction

  • EKU English Department Award Graduate Non-Fiction

  • Pacific Bell Telesis Award for Outstanding Teaching

  • Phi Beta Kappa


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