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November 15, 2006
posted by David Meigs at 11/15/2006 12:01:00 AM

Percy Hazard was a computer manager at the unemployment office until he was replaced by a computer and became unemployed. His wife, Lucy, had been the infamous inspector 49 at the Hanes underwear plant until they cut back the inspectors to 42.

The Hazard’s had seven mouths to feed, so they did the only thing they could. They became clowns, the whole family. But life dealt them another blow when both Percy and Lucy died in a hot tub accident while on vacation (with mysterious smiles on their faces).

But life really got interesting after the funeral when Mitchell, the oldest of the children, called a family meeting. He’d sold the family business for a small fortune and now everyone was free to pursue the careers of their choosing. They even had enough to put a little in the bank.

It was great news for everyone; that is, everyone but poor twenty year old, Hayden. Being a clown was the only thing she ever knew. Luckily, for her, Channel 7 News producer Hugo Talley needed an assistant.

Things worked out great until a crazy series of events caused everything to unravel. Add to the mix, a cast of neurotic coworkers and an aging news anchor who delivers the tragic news of the day with a smile after a Botox injection goes horribly wrong.

Does a lifetime of clowning around help Hayden cope with the meltdown in the news room, or is it her rock solid faith that saves the day? Does she fall in love and live happily ever after?

You’ll have to buy the book to find out.

I’m talking about SCOOP (Water Brook), by Rene Gutteridge, book one in her new OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD’S series. Scoop will keep you in stitches from cover to cover. It did me. I give SCOOP my highest recommendation.

Order a copy here

Visit Rene’s website


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At Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Blogger Rulan

wow Sure sounds like a fun read. I must see if I can get a copy here in nz. I could do with a fun read like this.

Thanks for sharing it bro.

I hope the book does real well.

God bless you, my friend.


At Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Yes, you'd like this one a bunch.

Thanks for dropping by.


At Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Anonymous Vicki

Sounds like a fun book! Hope you're doing well today!


At Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Yep, it's a good one. Thanks for dropping by!