Scoop, Occupational Hazard Series #1   -     By: Rene Gutteridge
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Scoop, Occupational Hazard Series #1

Random House, Inc / 2006 / Paperback

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TV news producer Hugo Talley is desperate to boost ratings and attract a younger demographic. But an aging anchorwoman, a know-it-all weatherman, a reporter who shuns sensationalism, and young Hayden Hazard---an assistant who can't leave her faith outside the newsroom---are jeopardizing Hugo's dreams. Will Hayden's personal convictions destroy Channel 7's shot at success? 352 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1400071577
ISBN-13: 9781400071579
Availability: In Stock
Series: Occupational Hazard

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Publisher's Description

And now back to our regularly scheduled insanity.

Channel 7 news producer Hugo Talley dreams of working with first-class professionals. Instead he’s saddled with a weatherman who can’t admit when he’s wrong, an aging anchorwoman who refuses to release her clawlike grip on the newsdesk, a conscience-stricken reporter who’s reluctant to focus on sensationalism, and a new assistant–former homeschool student Hayden Hazard–who can’t just seem to leave her faith outside the newsroom.

When the Channel News 7 team inadvertently stumbles on a hot news story, Hugo is frantic to exploit this rare opportunity. But a series of crises–including a Botox disaster and the disappearance of a colleague–threatens to destroy his chance for ratings success and send him completely over the edge.

Meanwhile Hayden’s presence is distracting at least two coworkers. Softspoken reporter Ray Duffey isn’t sure whether he’s attracted or frightened by her outspoken faith, while ego-driven Sam Leege is certain her naïve spiritual convictions will fall victim to his persuasive attentions.

With their oddball antics and all-too-real foibles, this lovable cast of characters offers a hilarious look at the sometimes-unexpected effects of taking one’s faith boldly into the workplace.

Author Bio

Rene Gutteridge is the author of seven novels, including Boo, Boo Who, and Boo Hiss, as well as Ghost Writer and Troubled Waters. Her work as a playwright has been published more than thirty times. A trained screenwriter, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University, earning the “Excellence in Mass Communication” award. She served for five years as the full-time director of drama for First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City before leaving to be a stay-at-home mom and full-time writer. She enjoys instructing at writer’s conferences and college classrooms. Rene lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children, John Caleb and Cate, in Oklahoma.

Author Endorsements

“Scoop is a hilarious, smart look at life inside the evening news. Gutteridge’s characterization is, as always, spot-on and full of wisdom. I loved this book. Rene’s one of the few authors who can make me laugh out loud.”
—Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants and A Girl's Best Friend
“The scoop on Scoop--a fun, irresistible read that also provides a thoughtful look at our culture’s emphasis on youth, beauty, and the allure of bad news.”
—Meredith Efken, speaker and author of S.A.H.M. I Am
“The opening obituary in Scoop got my attention. The first page of chapter one made me laugh. And then, Rene Gutteridge’s writing talents sublimely piqued my curiosity. Not one of those uncontrollable responses waned until ‘The End’—when a new impulse arrived, one to yell, ‘No! Not the end!’”
—Charlene Ann Baumbich, author of the Dearest Dorothy series
“A full line-up of fun, Scoop offers a hilarious, suspenseful show with a cast of enjoyable characters to love from sign-on to sign-off. Tune in to Rene Gutteridge's latest today!”
—Lisa Samson, author of The Church Ladies, Straight Up, and Apples of Gold: A Parable of Purity

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Scoop

Scoop is a hilarious, smart look at life inside the evening news.  Gutteridge’s characterization is, as always, spot-on and full of wisdom.  I loved this book.  Rene’s one of the few authors who can make me laugh out loud.”
Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants and A Girl's Best Friend

“The scoop on Scoop--a fun, irresistible read that also provides a thoughtful look at our culture’s emphasis on youth, beauty, and the allure of bad news.”
Meredith Efken, speaker and author of S.A.H.M. I Am

“The opening obituary in Scoop got my attention.  The first page of chapter one made me laugh. And then, Rene Gutteridge’s writing talents sublimely piqued my curiosity. Not one of those uncontrollable responses waned until ‘The End’–when a new impulse arrived, one to yell, ‘No!  Not the end!’
Charlene Ann Baumbich, author of the Dearest Dorothy series

“A full line-up of fun, Scoop offers a hilarious, suspenseful show with a cast of enjoyable characters to love from sign-on to sign-off. Tune in to Rene Gutteridge's latest today!”
Lisa Samson, author of The Church Ladies, Straight Up, and Apples of Gold: A Parable of Purity

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    March 18, 2008
    Stephanie
    This was one of those, "I'm desperate, so I'll read it" buys, but it turned out to be much more than that. This book got me giggling in several places, and in general, the plot is a great mix of comedy and suspense. The characters, too, are easy to root for, especially Ray, and I think Rene did a great job of painting him as a Christian with some real faith issues--and in turn, a real faith. I enjoyed the way she gently "poked fun" at some Christians' fixation on the idea that certain authors are always right when it comes to doctrine, as well. My only criticisms lie in the names--to my ear, most were horrible and some sounded too similar--and in the fact that some of the plot mechanics were a bit clunky (i.e., the Botox disaster). All in all, though, this was an enjoyable read that made me anxious to see what Rene would come up with for the next one.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 13, 2007
    Dalton
    Hilarious! I actually laughed out loud with this. Few books can do that for me. Laughs are throughout, plus a strong message of faith, and also an inside-look at the world of news-media. Also, the character of Hayden was a definite inspiration, and shows how a Christian should really act. A delightful story and an engaging mystery, Scoop is a definite must-read.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 14, 2007
    Lee Harris
    OK I'm a retired broadcast journalist, so I'm a bit prejudiced. Scoop is a funny, stimulating read with twists and turns that keep your going. It's so good -- or I read too much -- I've bought it and read it twice. Saving for another romp through TV land and the life of egos in action. Give it a read -- you won't be disappointed.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 5, 2007
    Ginny
    The first of Guttridges Occupational Hazard series is a rousing story of life, love, and laughs at a busy television news station. From the stressed out news producer popping Happy Pills to cope, to the aging newscaster experiencing a Botox disaster, to the clueless, sweet and curiously savvy assistant who just cant seem to leave her faith at home where it belongs, this story is a delightful romp through the behind-the-scenes world of TV News. I laughed out loud several times. A thoroughly enjoyable tale.
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 23, 2007
    Robyn
    HILARIOUS!! I actually laughed out loud several times. The only reason that I gave this book a lower score was because we never 'heard' from Hayden Hazard (besides the prologue) whom I had assumed was the main character. I would have liked to hear the story from her point of view.
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