For one student, college is about to become the education of a lifetime. When Jay Ferragamo becomes Editor of The Scope, South Central College’s campus newspaper, he quickly learns the financial disaster he’s been handed. Rather than giving up, Jay embarks on a mission to secure the needed funds to revive the newspaper, and receives a lesson in both campus and small-town politics.
Complicating matters, Jay learns the source of The Scope’s financial travails; thievery by a former staffer who belongs to one of the college’s most generous families. Calling this person to account will mean not only exposing one of the most notorious scandals in the city’s history, but could also destroy Jay’s college career.
Will Jay be able to get The Scope back in business and get justice, or will he and his newspaper become the big story?
John E. Guzzardo has been writing, in one form or another, for over 20 years. His writing career began in high school, continuing to college as Editor of his campus newspaper from 1994 through 1996, and again in 2011. After moving to Atlanta he signed his first publishing contract the day after a major snowstorm stuck, crippling the city. John received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Georgia Southwestern State University in December 2017. John spends much of his free time writing, playing with his cats, and enjoying different blends of coffee. His favorite writers include David Barry, Peter David, and indie author Olivia Gracey.
John returned to the Tampa Bay area in 2018 from Atlanta, where he moved in 2013. He has also lived in Cleveland, Ohio and Northeast Pennsylvania. He has been married for more than 20 years and enjoys spending time with his wife, Tanya, and their cats.