The Showrunner

Overview

The hiring of a new assistant triggers a power struggle between an aging TV show creator and her former protégée.

Rising-star showrunner Stacey McCreedy has one goal: to leave behind her nerd-girl origins and become a power player — like Ann Dalloni, her former mentor and current producing partner. Ann, meanwhile, is feeling her age and losing her mind. But she’ll be damned if she cedes control to the upstart Stacey.

Ann hires Jenna Kuyt, an actress hoping to restart her stalled career, as an assistant. When Ann’s paranoia about Stacey increases and the workplace tensions between them intensify, Jenna must choose whom to support and whom to betray. And Stacey must determine how low she’ll go to come out on top.

Suspenseful and darkly comic, The Showrunner gives a modern spin to the classic showbiz themes of female ambition and competition between generations.

About the Author

Kim Moritsugu

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Kim Moritsugu

Kim Moritsugu’s six previously published novels include The Glenwood Treasure (shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award), The Restoration of Emily (serialized on CBC Radio), and The Oakdale Dinner Club. She recaps TV shows online as The Hungry Novelist and lives in Toronto.