Wednesday, November 15, 2006

CFBA: Scoop by Rene Gutteridge

Song Stuck on the Brain: Tell Me More, Tell Me More from Grease. I don't know where it came from. I haven't watched Grease in forever. I don't even know all the lyrics. I just keep singing Tell me more, tell me more, like does he have a car... Then it just repeats... over and over in that nasaly tone that they all sing in.

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

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.

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.

Also, don't forget...
CSFF Blog Tour: Landon Snow and The Island of Arcanum by R.K. Mortenson

Happy Reading,
A.

2 comments:

chubby-girl said...

That sounds really good! Have you read it yet? Do you have it?

April Erwin said...

I haven't read it yet, I didn't get the reviewers copy on this one. (waaaah!) But I do want to read it. If you get your copy first, let us know how you like it.