Jenny Rough
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Invisible hands

Publishing | Anyone can be an author nowadays, but knowing who wrote the book may be a different story
by Jenny Rough
Posted 1/16/20, 02:29 pm

Writer Angela Hunt works fast. In her 30-year career, she’s published over 180 books. “I may not be the best writer in the world, but I do try to be fast and professional,” she says. In the early days, she took whatever assignments she could. “I wrote magazine articles, catalog copy, you know, anything anybody would pay me to write.” One day a ministry representative asked Hunt to ghostwrite the biography of a famous preacher. She accepted the gig, and her career as a ghostwriter took off.

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Wainger Group

Room to share

Religion | Nonprofit helps congregations rent their buildings for good purposes
by Jenny Rough
Posted 8/29/19, 12:43 pm

When flames engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral last April, people around the world mourned the destruction of France’s national symbol. The greater tragedy, wrote Pastor René Breuel for The Washington Post, is that a church was on fire. “More than a national icon or a touristic spot, cathedrals such as Notre Dame reveal their soul when they house singing and baptisms, confession and pardon, preaching and prayer,” he said. In America, the most iconic landmark is the Statue of Liberty, not a church. But church buildings have long served as sacred spaces in the country.

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Netflix

Short of gold

Television | Netflix series Losers examines how eight athletes responded to defeat
by Jenny Rough
Posted 7/18/19, 12:57 pm

French figure skater Surya Bonaly placed fourth at the 1994 Winter Olympics, two places behind American sweetheart Nancy Kerrigan. Afterward, Bonaly walked into an empty dressing room and cried, frustrated that she hadn’t medaled. Still, she pressed on to compete in the 1994 World Figure Skating Championships, landing difficult jumps and combinations. There, she faced disappointment again, earning silver instead of the gold she believed she deserved.

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