Rene is the author of seventeen novels, including her latest releases,
HEART OF THE COUNTRY, ESCAPEMENT, POSSESSION and LISTEN, from Tyndale
House Publishers. Her other suspense titles include, THE SPLITTING
STORM, STORM GATHERING and STORM SURGE, plus her very first novel, GHOST
WRITER (Bethany House Publishers). She is also known as a comedy writer.
Her latest comedic novel is NEVER THE BRIDE (winner of the 2010 Carol
Award for best women's fiction), co-written with screenwriter Cheryl
McKay (of The Ultimate Gift). She has teamed with Cheryl for the
upcoming romantic comedy, GREETINGS FROM THE FLIPSIDE.
comedy titles from WaterBrook/Multnomah Publishers include The BOO
SERIES: Boo, Boo Who, Boo Hiss, Boo Humbug and THE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS
SERIES; (Scoop, Snitch, Skid). Another very popular comedy title is MY
LIFE AS A DOORMAT, a Women of Faith selection for 2006, from Thomas
Nelson. She wrote the novelization THE ULTIMATE GIFT for Thomas Nelson
based on the motion picture.
She has extensive experience writing comedy sketches, and worked for
five years as the director of drama for a church. She has a degree
specializing in Screenwriting, for which she earned the Excellence in
Mass Communication Award, and graduated magna cum laude.
She is married to Sean, a musician and worship leader, and has two
children. They reside in Oklahoma, where Rene writes full time and
enjoys instructing in college classrooms and writers conferences.
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The novel, written by
Rene Gutteridge from the original screenplay by filmmaker
John Ward, takes us from the glamour of Manhattan to the open beauty
of the fields of rural Columbus County, North Carolina as the timeless
tale of the Prodigal Son is reborn!
Death comes for everyone. But what if you were given
seven more hours? Would you go back and relive a previous time in your
life? Or would you live seven more hours starting now? The clock is
ticking. What will you do with the time you have left? 7 writers come
together to tackle the questions of life, death and time as we know it.
Linked together by a mysterious character, each author has taken the
same concept and created their unique story with a supernatural twist.
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