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Crown Publishing Group, Apr 21, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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 na´ve 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.


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Big changes are in store for a TV news show after a religious young woman joins the team.With sweeps week approaching, and a young punk of a boss demanding higher ratings, News Channel 7 producer Hugo ... Read full review

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User Review  - dk_phoenix - LibraryThing

A fun & slightly wacky novel about the people at a TV news station, and the crazy goings-on behind the scenes as the sacred "Sweeps Week" approaches. Gutteridge develops a cast of characters that seem ... Read full review

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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.


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