Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Scoop by Rene Gutteridge

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is posting about Scoop by Rene Gutteridge

Scoop is a delightful laugh out-loud funny story about 20 year old Hayden Hazard, who is one of seven siblings in a clown family. Her parents die in a freak accident and Hyden decides to take a job at Channel 7, as the assistant to the news producer.

This homeschooled, sheltered girl is thrown into the world of an egomaniacal weatherman, an aging newscaster, who has gone overboard with the Botox and no matter how tragic the story, announces it with a frozen grin, and the reporter who has taken a liking to Hayden and is assualted on the air while doing a story on pig zoning.

Somehow this little station has blundered onto a significant story, and with Hayden praying in the workplace and annoying her boss, this turns into a great romantic comedy!

"Scoop opens with an absolutely terrible pun... and it's all downhill from there. Well, I suppose that depends on how you describe "downhill." If you're talking about quality, humor and enjoyment, then this book goes steadily UPhill."
-----Tim Frankovich ""


Rene Gutteridge is the author of several novels, including Ghost Writer (Bethany House Publishers) The Boo Series (WaterBrook Press) and the Storm Series, (Tyndale House Publishers. She will release three novels in 2006: Storm Surge (Tyndale) My Life as a Doormat (WestBow Press, Women of Faith)Occupational Hazards Book #1: Scoop (WaterBrook Press).

She has also been published over thirty times as a playwright, best known for her Christian comedy sketches. She studied screenwriting under a Mass Communications degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University, and earned the "Excellence in Mass Communication" award. She served as the full-time Director of Drama for First United Methodist Church for five years before leaving to stay home and write. She enjoys instructing at writer's conferences and in college classrooms. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City.


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