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.



  • 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 priest, a recent arrival and American born son of a well-known police detective takes over the investigation. All too soon his life, and his vocation, are in jeopardy.  

  • The General's Lady

    The General's Lady Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance Drama Aaron van Gelder has waited too long to leave Austria. Now his life depends on a beautiful woman he can never have, her Jew-smuggling husband and his war hero brother, General Karl Bruckner.   


  • Patchamona's Mom

    Patchamona's Mom
    I am a credit to my family, who thought I'd never amount to much.


  • 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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