From the Author of the Acclaimed Ghost Writer
Her Unexpected Homecoming Has Conjured Up Memories and Images She Longed to Forget
Coming home to Kansas after years of being away, Macey finds herself beginning to unravel on the inside. She came simply to bury her father, then return immediately to her big-city career. The past would have to remain where it was--behind her, deeply buried. But once she arrives again in the old farmhouse, a roiling current of memories carries her back to the reasons she left in the first place.
Rene Gutteridge’s deft touch makes memorable her lifelike portrait of characters struggling with issues universal to the human experience. A story of love, healing and renewal, with secrets aplenty simmering just beneath the surface, Troubled Waters explores with insight and verve the challenges of faith and of doubt.
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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. Ten 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 published novel, Ghost Writer, was inspired after she returned from a writing conference in New Mexico. She had been talking with a ghostwriter and meeting with editors all week, so while her plane was being de-iced in Denver, her imagination took flight and she began creating the unique three-stories-in-one narrative that fuels the book. The heart and message of Ghost Writer, however, come from her deep commitment to God and her wish that all should know and understand God’s plan of salvation for their lives.
She currently lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and son.
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Book Description Bethany House Publishers, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0764226444
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