Rene Gutteridge is the award-winning and best-selling author of twenty-four multi-genre novels and is a seasoned collaborator in both fiction and film. She has novelized six screenplays and movies, including Old Fashioned, with writer/director Rik Swartzwelder and Heart of the Country with writer/director John Ward and Jim Stovall’s The Ultimate Gift. Her romantic comedy with screenwriter Cheryl McKay, Never the Bride, won the Carol Award in 2010 for Best Women’s Fiction. Her new titles include two more novelizations with McKay. Her seven suspense books include Possession, Misery Loves Company, The Storm Series, Ghost Writer and Escapement.
Her indie film, the comedy SKID, was deadCenter Film Festival’s Best Oklahoma Feature Film Winner in 2015 and also won Best Oklahoma Feature at Red Dirt and Trail Dance. She is a creative consultant on Boo, a script based on her beloved novel series, which is in development at Sodium 11 Entertainment with Andrea Nasfell (Moms’ Night Out, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone) as screenwriter. Her novel My Life as a Doormat was adapted into a Hallmark film called Love’s Complicated which premiered in January of 2016 and scored 2.1 million viewers opening weekend. She is head writer at The Skit Guys.
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When Thanksgiving has been feeling bad about himself, he goes to see a therapist. He’s concerned about the stress he causes people, but is encouraged when the therapist reminds him to count his blessings.
The three ghosts from A Christmas Carol are preparing to go teach Scrooge a lesson, but one of them has lost touch with her assignment and the entire reason for the season.
The @ Symbol goes to God with complaints about wanting to be more like the popular Hashtag Symbol, but learns the valuable lesson that he was beautifully and wonderfully made for a purpose. Themes: Self-Esteem, Creation, God’s workmanship, Life, Insecurity, Purpose
The @ Symbol goes to God with complaints about wanting to be more like the popular Hashtag Symbol, but learns the valuable lesson that he was beautifully and wonderfully made for a purpose.
A little boy wonders about the power of the flag, while a figure from its history tells the story of the night the flag changed his life, reminding us at the end from where our help comes.
Mr. Broney is helping three customers search for extra talent in order to fulfill their obligations at church when he realizes by working together, they might be better served.
A Pharisee bitterly describes Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, how the crowds cheered Him, accepted Him and praised Him.
To get a better idea of his perspective, a reporter interviews a bully and uncovers his weakness in the process.
Brother and sister, Richard and Carol, fight over the placement of a nativity set, when their friend Sandy arrives and reveals that we all have a tendency to celebrate Jesus only at Christmas.
Ellen’s husband, Glen, throws out a radical Christmas idea that just about sends Ellen over the edge.
Marvin, who simply wants to read the famous Christmas story about Santa, is assaulted by family members who have their own ideas of what the night before Christmas should be like.
Several people order up their favorite versions of Christianity.
A harried Christmas shopper takes her holiday frustrations out on a charity bell ringer.
While Becky is hanging ornaments on her Christmas tree, she fails to see the significance of what Christmas really means. At the end, she hangs and ornament of baby Jesus on the tree, an eerie foreshadowing of what He was born to do.
Disgruntled with the problems he’s encountering in life, volunteer Stuart decides to make a few changes to the Children’s Ministry theme.
Mrs. Wilfor is busy taking complaints when a person arrives to give an unexpected praise report.
What dinner would look like if children ran the household. A script on parenting, discipline and the family.
When Mike and Jami sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner, Jami’s prayer reflects more of a what they don’t have than what they do.
Several Christians participating in a haunted house on Halloween become confused about the spirit realm.