St. Thomas University MA Communication Arts- Art Management student & Emmy award-winning journalist gives behind scenes view of broadcast news in suspenseful romantic thriller
Cindy Roesel describes her novel "Viewer Discretion Advised" as "Sex and the City" meets "Broadcast News"
MIAMI - "Viewer Discretion Advised" (ISBN 9780985128104)(BluePointPress) by Cindy Roesel gives readers a glimpse at what goes on internally at broadcast news stations. Roesel says the sensationalism shown on television can only be topped by the drama that goes on behind the scenes. Roesel describes her novel as "Sex and the City" meets "Broadcast News" with the crazy and sexual situations her characters find themselves in.
After being fired from her job in Los Angeles, Charlene "Charley" Thomas moves to sizzling Miami and begins working as a news director at a local station. While getting used to her new gig, Charley wakes up to the fact that her station manager, Jonathan Lefton, is the boss from hell who will do anything for a story no matter who gets hurt in the process.
When nude photos of noon anchor, Miranda Andrews, are discovered in the men's room of a local bar, all hell breaks loose. They end up on Lefton's desk and soon he promotes her over the main anchor, sparking off a firestorm. Miranda's quickly thrown into the mix and assigned to special reports. Charley finds herself overseeing an investigation that could shine light on the guilt of a dirty cop. Real life begins to mimic the drama of broadcast news when station personalities face life and death all for ratings and Emmys!
Working in the news industry for many years, Roesel saw compelling real-life stories and odd work situations that led her to believe that what goes on behind the scenes in the newsroom is often more interesting than what is shown on the broadcast.
"Through my novel, I'm able to capture some of the excitement, wonder and absolute absurdity I've been a part of and have witnessed," Roesel says. "The complete madness that attracts many people to this business, so that they can be on TV and recognized, is pretty astounding."
"Viewer Discretion Advised" is available for sale online at Amazon.com, www.cindyroesel.com and other channels.
About the Author:
Cindy Roesel is an Emmy award-winning anchor, reporter and producer. She has lived in numerous markets across the country, and has worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes interviewing politicians and celebrities. She lives in Miami and has taken several courses at St. Thomas University towards her MA Communication Arts- Art Management degree.
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