No matter what, no one can take the memories: Aftermath of 9/11

I owned a travel agency. It was a dream come true and my husband, Matthew, and I, loved traveling with loyal customers and friends to the outer-most parts of the earth. The horrible events of 9/11 took that dream away from me and changed my life forever. Here is an excerpt from a journal I [...]

Kimama’s Wings

Kimama's Wings is a story that touched my heart while I was living in Los Angeles trying to get Sacajawea produced. Over that difficult time period of two years, away from family and friends, I finally realized I wasn't there to actually get that epic movie made... I was there to learn some hard truths, [...]

Keep Reaching for your Dream!

I have always had a dream to be a writer. I think it was formed because my mother read to me every night. But, when I was six years old, I was having such a hard time learning to read myself. In first grade, the school I attended taught reading by vocabulary. About mid-year we [...]

Awakening!

Sometimes we just cannot see.... we can't see an answer, we can't see a purpose, we can't see our dream, and we question and wonder why. So many times we over think and we don't realize we just have to get out-of-the-way. For two years, while trying to get Sacajawea produced in LA, I came [...]

Watch for the Wonders

A couple of years ago, the Sacajawea production team had the most amazing experience along the Oregon coast. We went to film a teaser reel for Sacajawea, but it happened to be a complete snowstorm all up and down the coast - from California to Canada! There was a moment of wondering what we should [...]

What does, “It is Finished,” mean?

"It is finished, " what did Jesus mean when he said these words on the cross? Literally, figuratively, what does it mean after all he had been through, all he had tried to do in love, the Sadduces the Pharisees… the 30 pieces of silver. What did he die for that would cause him to [...]

Interview about the Windcatcher, Sacajawea

Photo: Jane returned to Fort Rock in 2015 with the completed Sacajawea script, to close the circle and fulfill her promise. January 28, 2016 -- Screenwriter, Jane L. Fitzpatrick, always believed in her heart she should write this story. Her life has been filled with “connections” leading her closer to its creation. Growing up in [...]

When will you hear your heart song?

In 2012, I wrote this blog on my website. It seems an eternity ago, and so much has happened in the interim. In 2012, it had been 9 years since I started writing the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, from a manuscript I began in 1989... Yes, 31 years ago, I sat on Fort Rock in [...]

I remember my vision from when I was a young girl –

From Sacajawea, The Windcatcher – A Novel by Jane L. Fitzpatrick “I saw myself sitting on a narrow strip of land that seemed to never end, weaving along the edge of the sea. Water crashed and climbed over the sand, again and again, creeping up higher toward me. A mist hung in the sky and [...]

The Novel – Sacajawea, The Windcatcher

For the first four weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine, I was feeling quite down - which is unusual for me. For over ten years, I had been devoting nearly my entire life to the pursuit of Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, an epic film project. Through incredible ups and downs, from hard situations to truly inspirational [...]