Donald Miller’s NY Times bestseller Blue Like Jazz has finally made it to the big screen. After a record-breaking, fan-based, grassroots campaign raised $345,000 and saved the film, director Steve Taylor and cinematographer Ben Pearson made the movie on a shoestring budget of 1.3 million. Miller recently talked about how they transformed a nonfiction book into a movie, not a documentary. “We understood the book could not be turned into a film as it was,” he says. “We had to fictionalize a story based on the essays that are in the book so it would be thematic and there would be some central characters.” The DVD release is expected in August.

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C. J. Darlington won the 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest with her debut novel, Thicker Than Blood. In 2006 C. J. started TitleTrakk.com with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. She's a regular contributor to FamilyFiction.