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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reporter gets biggest story of all time

The Grape is one prolific author. Here is another book by Randy Tatano:

It's not uncommon for television reporters to act as if every story is the end of the world. But what would happen if journalists really did have to cover Judgment Day?

That's the premise of Randy Tatano's second novel "The End", a thriller that shows what might just happen if a messenger from heaven arrived and gave reporters the biggest story of all time. It’s a perfect storm for the world of television news, a story that grabs the entire planet by the throat and won’t let go.

Tatano, known as "The Grape" for his sarcastic news industry blog "tvnewsgrapevine", got the idea from one of his reporting gigs. "We had a News Director who would give us these nothing stories and act as if they should be the lead story on the network. We used to joke when we'd get an assignment like this, saying, 'You'd think we're heading out to cover the second coming.' So I began to wonder what would happen if Judgment Day arrived and how television news would cover it."

"The End" is currently available in an electronic version on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the iTunes Bookstore, and other electronic distributors. You can also download the book to any computer using the free apps provided by booksellers. It is published under Tatano's pen name, Nick Harlow.

Some of his previous publications include "Rom-Com", a romantic comedy about the television news industry, a few Star Trek short stories published by Pocket Books, and a collection of sci-fi tales, all published under his own name.

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