Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Scoop by Rene Gutteridge



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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Occupational Hazards Books are a series of books about seven homeschooled siblings whose last name is Hazard. The parents died in a freak accident leaving the kids ages 16-26 with a lucrative clown business but the kids realize that God has other plans which doesn't include being a family of clowns for the rest of their lives.

Scoop, is the first of the series and centers around Hayden, who was age 20 when her parents died. If you haven't yet guessed by the series title, this book is packed with many laugh out loud moments and great one liners.

Hayden is a strong Christian who, having been homeschooled, lacks some of the politically correct social norms...like not praying in front of everyone during a crisis. She finds herself in an internship at a television news station with a boss that takes stress pills, an aging news anchor that everyone wishes Botox on, a weatherman who wants to predict love for himself and Hayden, and a reporter struggling with his own politically correctness of being a good reporter and being a Christian.

Old School meets New School meets Homeschool. A smart and funny read.



The book link for Scoop:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400071577


The author's website:

http://www.renegutteridge.com/splash.html

37 comments:

Dineen A. Miller said...

Well, lookie here! I'm the first to post! LOL! Got mine up and running.

Michelle said...

I'm second!!! Got my site all spiffy for Miss Gutteridge to peruse. She sure is a cutie!

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Me three!


http://dameigs.blogspot.com/2006/11/scoop-by-rene-gutteridge.html

Rel said...

up down under but blogger is not letting me post the pics - grumble, grumble! Rene is a great writer and a fabulous person!

Anonymous said...

mine's up

Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted. Tomorrow I'll post Q & A's.
And the link worked - I think.

kc said...

I should have mine posted in a matter of minutes. As I stated in my post, please visit my archives to see my review and interview with Rene that I did back when the book was released.

Great book!

Marci said...

My post is up now too. :)
Marcia
http://writer-lee.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Posted. Wish I could have read it.

kc said...

DONE! Go read it! Pretty please?

Jaime H. said...

Greetings, earthlings.

Mine's up.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at: www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

Rene said...

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for the coverage of Scoop! You guys are awesome. I am going to put you all in my upcoming newsletter. Fiction lovers need to know about this blog!

Rene

Anonymous said...

Mine's Up.

LaShaunda said...

Mine's up.

Jason said...

I've got the first part of mine up, an introduction to the book. I'm going to post my review tomorrow (and I'm still hoping to hear from Rene so I could do an interview on Friday - I sent an email through your website but haven't heard from you).

This is the best book I've read this year! And I'm definitely more of a suspense/action type of reader. If you haven't read it - make sure you do! I'm serious - I loved it.

http://spoiledfortheordinary.blogspot.com/2006/11/blog-tour-scoop.html

Kevin Lucia said...

I've posted several of the reviews on the myspace.

Jerome said...

Posted links earlier today.

Ernie W. said...

Mines up. What a great book. I love it. Way to go Rene.

Rel said...

Have added a brief interview to my post that Rene kindly did on short notice!

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Posted! Loved this book!

Anonymous said...

I'm up with the link today and a review tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Scoop is up.

Cheryl Russell said...

Mine's up.

Valerie Comer said...

I'm up twice now, another one tomorrow at http://invalslittleworld.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Posted.

Katie Hart said...

Mine's up!

Kevin Lucia said...

I took Jason and Dave's review, along with Rel's interview, and put it on the CFBA Newsletter Page. I wanted to put them on myspace, but it's being difficult right now, and won't let me post blogs!

Anonymous said...

Mine is up. I love love LOVE this book!!!!!

Virginia
www.xanga.com/crazyboutcoffee

Camy Tang said...

I'm posting a review tomorrow! Well, more like 12:01 am PST.
Camy

Anonymous said...

I posted my links.

Anonymous said...

I posted! FUN book!

Kelly said...

My post is up!

Christy Lockstein said...

Mine is up! Excellent book, can't wait for more!

Jason said...

Just wanted to post the link to her interview with me.

http://spoiledfortheordinary.blogspot.com/2006/11/scoop-interview-with-rene-gutteridge.html

Kevin Lucia said...

Grabbed two morew reviews and Jason's interview and put them on the myspace blog.

Ruth said...

I know this is way too late, but for the record, here's the link to my review:
http://www.xanga.com/ChristianFictionQueen/551711113/scoop-by-rene-gutteridge--review.html