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Boo Hiss

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2005
2005
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A series of Christian Fiction books featuring Wolfe Boone.

1) Boo
2) Boo Who
3) Boo Hiss
Copyright © 2005 by Rene Gutteridge Inc.
FOR STEPHANIE BERNHARDT BYERS
whose friendship has spanned three decades
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I got this book from my wife on my birthday.  This was a pre-release book - my first ever.
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Added: 22-Sep-2005
Last Updated: 27-Apr-2020

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 20-Sep-2005
WaterBrook Press
Paperback
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Date Issued:
20-Sep-2005
Format:
Paperback
Pages*:
338
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Once
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Internal ID:
592
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ISBN:
1-400-07143-7
ISBN-13:
978-1-400-07143-2
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
THERE'S A NEW EVIL IN TOWN.

AND HER SON PLAYS SOCCER.


When a soccer field complex springs to life seemingly overnight in the sleepy community of Skary, Indiana, and the local coffee shop begins offering computer access along with its suddenly overpriced beverages, goosebumps start popping up all over town.  Has soccer mom Katelyn Downey hatched a diabolic plot to turn their slow-paced town into a den of hip suburban iniquity – or is this the perfect solution to the community's financial woes?

Even as concerned residents take sides over their town's future, many are dealing with changes of a more personal nature.  Novelist Wolfe Boone can't seem to find the right niche for his post—horror writing efforts, and his new bride Ainsley – known for executing complicated events with penache and perfection – is bewildered by her inability to control something as seemingly simple as scheduling a pregnancy.  Frustration turns to envy when her wacky friend Melb discovers, to her utter terror, that she and husband Oliver are expecting a baby.

Through its quirky characters and winsome humor, Boo Hiss offers unexpected insights into the various ways people respond to change and demonstrates that growth often occurs amid the most difficult – and hilarious – circumstances.

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the author of five novels, including Boo, Boo Who, and Troubled Waters.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Rene Gutteridge has been a writer and a Christian since she was a child. Even before she could write, she would draw pictures that would tell stories. When her parents bought Rene her first computer, she began writing novels and soon became interested in screenwriting. While in college at Oklahoma City University she earned her degree in Mass Communications and specialized in screenwriting. After graduating, she intended to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a writer in the film industry.

Immediately after college, though, God called Rene into the ministry, where she served as the Director of Drama for five years at First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. There she wrote, directed, cast, produced, and occasionally acted in two pre-sermon sketches a week. Over thirty of her scripts are published, and she has written over 450 of these as well as three full-length plays.

While in the ministry, she met her husband, Sean, who is a praise and worship leader. After marrying in 1996, they formed their own theater company, a traveling drama troupe called The Christian Theater Company that is still ministering today. When it was created, she served as an actor, director, and playwright, but today is serving only as playwright.. Her husband, a theater major, has taken over the directing side of the company and continues to be a lead actor. In May of 1999, their first child, John-Caleb, was born, and in January 2000 Rene left her full-time position with the church in order to stay at home with her son.

Her first novel, Ghost Writer, established her as a writer to watch and her latest effort, Troubled Waters will impress fans and new readers alike. In it, Macey Steigel, a successful TV news anchor, intends for her fast-paced life to slow only a little in the aftermath of her estranged father’s death. But on returning home, she finds her mother in desperate need of help and finds herself unable to turn her back. All the reasons for leaving home soon reappear, and she finds herself caught in a struggle she thought she’d buried. Will she find the strength to restore the shattered relationships of the past and renew a faith too-long ignored?

She currently lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, son, and daughter.

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