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Sunday Prayer

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.30.2008 Leave any prayer requests in the comments and I’ll be praying this week. You don’t have to be Christian to leave a prayer request. If you’d rather not advertise to everyone on the blogosphere, just leave an unspoken prayer request or e-mail me. If I forgot your prayer request, email me. Not to be mean or anything, but if you don't email me or comment to update your prayer request, I'm only going to pray ONE Sunday. I’m trying something new with my Sunday Prayer. I’m really bad about doing it on Sunday , so I’ll be updating it during the week. Dear Lord, thank you for all you do for us. I pray for complete healing for Malia, Helen, Kristy, Colleen, and Sharon. I lift up Case and his family to you. Be with Kristin, who just lost her Grandmother. Be with Anonymous’s Masters program decision. Thank you for giving so many opportunities, but please give clear direction about where you want Anonymous to go. Please give comfort and assurance of yo

Book excerpts - MY HEART REMEMBERS and HIDEAWAY HOME

MY HEART REMEMBERS By Kim Vogel Sawyer Published by Bethany House Publishers, March 2008 Orphaned in a tenement fire, three Irish-immigrant children are sent to Missouri to be adopted. Despite eight-year-old Maelle's desperate attempts to keep her siblings together, each child is taken by a different family. Yet Maelle vows that she will never stop searching for her brother and sister...and that they will be together one day in the future. Seventeen years later, Maelle is still searching. But the years have washed away her hope... and her memories. What are Mattie and Molly doing now? Where has life taken them? Will she ever see her brother and sister again? Hideaway Home A Hideaway Novel by Hannah Alexander Has their love survived the ravages of war? Throughout World War II, Second Lieutenant Red Meyer anticipated the day he could return to Hideaway, Missouri, and to his sweetheart, Bertie Moennig. His dreams are shattered, however, when he is wounded i

Blog tour - day 28

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.28.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Fellow Seekerville blogger Audra Harders posts a review I’m guest blogging about body image at Back in Skinny Jeans blog Amber Miller interviews me I’m guest blogging at my friend and Genesis category coordinator Syndi Hawkins’ blog , and she posts a review.

Blog tour - day 27

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Susan Stitch asks me what my favorite book was as a child The faboo writers at the FAITH blog ask me some great writing questions.

Faithchick and Girls, God and the Good Life

Captain's Log, Supplemental I’m giving away three copies of Only Uni at Faithchick today! Chick lit I’m also going way TMI on the Girls, God, and the Good Life blog: Not-so-luscious lips

Blog tour - day 26

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.26.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Sally Bradley does a meme with me and posts a review Betsy St. Amant and I gab a bit, and Betsy posts a review My friend and historical romance author Mary Connealy slings her worst—er, posts a review.

CFBA - BETRAYED by Jeanette Windle

Camy here: I'll be giving a copy of this book away on March 31st! This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Betrayed Tyndale House Publishers (February 6, 2008) by Jeanette Windle ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As the child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Currently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in more than twenty. She has more than a dozen books in print, including political/suspense best-seller CrossFire and the Parker Twins series . ABOUT THE BOOK Fires smolder endlessly below the dangerous surface of Guatemala City’s municipal dump. Deadlier fires seethe beneath the tenuous calm of a nation recovering from brutal civil war. Anthropolo

Blog tour - day 25

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.25.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I’m guest blogging on Cara Putman’s blog about the top ten questions about the Sushi series, and she’s posting a review of Only Uni Grandma Sakai is in an interview at Cheryl Wyatt’s blog , talking about how Lex and Trish’s romantic entanglements have made her feel. You’re in for a review and guest blog on Laura Domino’s blog about my personal heroes. Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Berry team up against me!

Blog tour - day 24

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Reviewer-extraordinaire Michelle Sutton posts a review Kelly Klepfer reviews my book and posts a meme starring my character, Trish! My top ten Hawaiian foods are on Malia Spencer’s blog . I talk about scrapbooking and card making on Tasra Dawson’s Real Women Scrap blog .

Book excerpts - LEAVING NOVEMBER and ONLY UNI

Leaving November (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster March 2008) by Deborah Raney Daughter of the town drunk, Vienne Kenney has escaped Clayburn for law school in California. But after failing the bar exam—twice––she's back home with her tail between her legs, managing Latte-dah , the Clayburn café-turned-upscale-coffee -shop. Jackson Linder runs the art gallery across the street and Vienne has had her eye on him since she was a skinny seventh grader and he was the hunky high school lifeguard who didn't know she existed. Now it's his turn to fall for her and suddenly Clayburn seems like a pretty nice place to be...until Vienne discovers that Jack is fresh out of rehab and still struggling with the same addiction that ultimately killed her father. Only Uni By Camy Tang Will Trish Sakai be able to follow her three simple rules and hold out against two gorgeous guys? Trish Sakai is ready for a change from her wild, flirtatious behavior. And her three cousins a

Blog tour - day 21

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.21.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I’m guest blogging on Winter Peck’s blog about being Christian in the Asian American culture. On Jennifer AlLee’s blog , I talk about some of the struggles I had as a single Christian woman. On Myra Johnson’s blog , I list the Top Ten Ways I Know Captain Caffeine Truly Loves Me

Blog tour - day 20

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Margaret Daley interviews my heroine, Trish. Erica Vetsch asked me to blog about delivering the spiritual messages in my stories without bashing people over the head with it. It’s Heidi Strawser ’s birthday!

Blog tour - day 19

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.19.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I’m blogging about inner beauty and self-esteem on Jenni Saaake’s blog , her Shoutlife page , and her teen blog .

Blog tour - day 18

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I talk about how I do “big picture” manuscript critiques on Missy Tippens’ blog On Sandra Glahn’s blog , I talk about which of the four cousins I identify the most with, talking a bit about my identity in Christ. Janna Ryan posts a review and asks me what to order at a Japanese restaurant!

Blog tour - day 17

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Ronie Kendig asks about how my dog Snickers got her name. I’m on Deborah Khuanghlawn’s blog talking about being Christian in a Buddhist family, and Deb gives her thoughts on Only Uni . Page McManus asks about a time when I felt like I wasn’t in control of my life and she posts a review .

Sunday Prayer

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.16.2008 Leave any prayer requests in the comments and I’ll be praying this week. You don’t have to be Christian to leave a prayer request. If you’d rather not advertise to everyone on the blogosphere, just leave an unspoken prayer request or e-mail me. If I forgot your prayer request, email me. Not to be mean or anything, but if you don't email me or comment to update your prayer request, I'm only going to pray ONE Sunday. I’m trying something new with my Sunday Prayer. I’m really bad about doing it on Sunday , so I’ll be updating it during the week. Dear Lord, thank you for today. I pray for complete healing for Malia, Helen, Kristy, Colleen, and Sharon. I lift up Case and his family to you. Comfort and help Ronie in her needs. Please heal my hip. Give wisdom to my doctors. Please also help me to finish all the things that need to be done. Guide my life, open and close doors, and lead me into what you want me to do. Amen.

Blog tour - day 16

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.16.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Join me and Christa Allan for a Favorites meme on her blog!

Blog tour - day 15

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.15.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: The first chapter of Only Uni is on the FIRST blog alliance Crystal Miller asks me what three things to eat I can’t live without.

Book excerpt - ONLY UNI

CAMY TANG and her book: Only Uni Zondervan (March 2008) Senior biologist Trish Sakai is ready for a change from her wild, flirtatious behavior. So Trish creates three simple rules from First and Second Corinthians and plans to follow them to the letter. No more looking at men as possible dates, especially non-Christians. Second, tell others about Christ. And third, she will persevere in hardship by relying on God. And just to make sure she behaves, she enlists the help of her three cousins, Lex, Venus and Jennifer, the only Christians in their large extended family. But Trish’s dangerously tempting ex-boyfriend, Kazuo the artist, keeps popping up at all the wrong moments, and her grandmother, who has her eye on his family money, keeps trying to push the two of them back together again. Then there’s Spencer, the hunky colleague at work who keeps turning Trish’s thoughts in the wrong direction. It just isn’t fair! She’s trying so hard, but instead of being God’s virtuous woman, s

Book excerpts - AS HIGH AS THE HEAVENS and STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

AS HIGH AS THE HEAVENS By Kathleen Morgan It is 1568 and Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle. But her supporters, including noblewoman Heather Gordon, are planning a rescue. Heather travels to a cottage in the frigid Highlands to teach a simple man—who just happens to resemble someone with access to Lochleven—how to act the part of a nobleman in order to gain entry to the castle. But in the close quarters of the cottage there is more stirring than political rebellion. "Kathleen Morgan weaves a love story rich in ancestry, betrayal, and the passionate journey of two stubborn hearts destined to war—and to be conquered." --Tamara Alexander, bestselling author of Rekindled, Revealed, and Remembered Stuck in the Middle By Virginia Smith Revell, February 2008 Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series combines budding romance, soul searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry that is sure to make you smile. "What do you get when you have three gene

Blog tour - day 14

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.14.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Fellow chick lit writer Georgiana Daniels reviews Only Uni On Sharon Hinck's blog , I'm talking about the spiritual themes in my books. Writers will want to visit Gina Conroy’s blog for the top ten mistakes I see in fiction manuscripts.

Faithchick

Captain's Log, Supplemental I’m talking about socks on Faithchick today. Why? I'm not sure.: Socks

Blog tour - day 13

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Rel gives a rockin’ Aussie review of Only Uni and an interview on TitleTrakk.com I’m on Tina Ann Forkner’s blog , talking about chick lit. Update: Someone hijacked Tina's blog and she switched to Wordpress, but lost the guest blog post. It's posted on my Story Sensei blog: The Evolution of Chick Lit in CBA Sarah Sumpolec’s blog is called “Girls and God,” so I’m talking about being a girl and taking a few potshots at Captain Caffeine. I’ve listed the top ten reasons to visit my friend, romantic suspense author Robin Caroll , and stay for a month

Blog tour - day 12

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.12.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I get to talk on Tyora Moody’s website about COOKIES! I also give my grandma’s shortbread cookie recipe, and Ty posts a review of Only Uni . Jenn Doucette asks me which of the four cousins I would mostly likely be friends with. Read 21 reasons why I write Asian American contemporary fiction on MaryLu Tyndall’s blog

CFBA - SWEET CAROLINE

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Sweet Caroline (Thomas Nelson February 12, 2008 by Rachel Hauck ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I graduated from Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!) with a degree in Journalism. As a member of Phi Mu sorority, I partied my way though the last few years of college. But, the truth is, and always will be, I belong to Jesus. At the age of six, I knelt at the altar of a Tulsa Methodist church and gave my life to the One who loves me. After graduation, hired on at Harris Publishing as a software trainer, determined to see the world. And I did it without a laptop, a cell phone, an IPod or portable DVD player. Those were hard times. But, I traveled to Ireland, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Australia, Canada and the U.S. from California to Maine. But, life on the road is difficult. Working twelve to fourteen hour days, one doesn't get to see many of the sites. In Ireland, our company's distributor drove me around at night so I could see somet

Blog tour - day 11

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.11.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: (3/11 and 3/12) You’re in for a double-whammy on Angie Breidenbach’s blog! I’m up today with a guest blog about broken vessels and one of my favorite Asian recipes tomorrow! Author and worship leader Rachel Hauck has me on her blog talking about the mystery of worship that I discovered in leading my all-youth worship team. Peg Phifer answers my zany questions over on her blog and posts a review.

Blog tour - day 10

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I'm on Julie Carobini's blog talking about my childhood memories of beaches and chocolate. Fellow chick lit authors Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt let me blab on their blog about my favorite author of all time, Jane Austen Gina Burgess gives her great and wise thoughts on Only Uni

Blog tour - day 7

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.07.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Jennifer from So Many Books asks who I’d choose if I were casting actors for roles in Only Uni , the movie! LOLOLOL I’m taking over the world!!! Gina Welborn posts a review amidst running after her kids.

Blog tour - day 6

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Jenny B. Jones and I nosh on our fav reading material, historical bodice rippers! Angie Poole asked me to give 21 REASONS WHY SUSHI IS NOT CUT BAIT!

Susan May Warren guest blogger

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.06.2008 Today, I have author Susan May Warren guest blogging about her latest romance, Taming Rafe ! From the back cover: Two-time world champion bull rider Rafe Noble had no idea how quickly his world could end. In less than eight seconds, he lost his title, his career, and his best friendall on the dirt floor of a noisy rodeo arena. Katherine Breckenridge just wants to make a difference by running her mothers charity foundation. But the mysterious disappearance of half a million dollars has forced it to the brink of bankruptcy. Her last chance to save it is the annual fund-raiser, an event thats destroyed by an out-of-control Rafe Noble. Desperate to rescue the foundation, Katherine heads to the Noble family ranch to enlist Rafes help in raising the money he cost her in lost donations. What she doesnt know is that Rafe is brokein cash and in spiritand that helping her could end up costing him his life. And now, here’s Susan! Macho Macho

Blog tour - day 5

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.05.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I give some hard advice for writers on the Shades of Romance blog In an interview with Dineen Miller , I talk about a moment in my life that most resembled a chick lit novel.

Blog tour - day 4

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.04.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Jamie Driggers asks me to guest blog about when I quit my job to write full time. She also posts a review of Only Uni . Here’s a neat twist—I interview Janet Dean on her blog!

Blog tour – day 3

Captain's Log, Supplemental It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: Tricia Goyer asks what restaurant the two of us would go out to tonight! Pamela James asks me about how I met Captain Caffeine. I give Ruth (ChristianFictionQueen) the scoop on how Only Uni went from publishing flop to published book.

Interview with Cheryl Wyatt

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.03.2008 Today I have an interview with contemporary romance author Cheryl Wyatt! Cheryl writes about Pararescue Jumpers, the unsung heroes of the Air Force. Cheryl's latest novel is  A Soldier’s Family On A Crash Course With Love She was the woman of pararescue jumper Manny Pena's dreams. But he'd stuck his foot in his mouth the last time he met Celia Munoz. Now, grounded after a parachuting accident, he was desperate to make amends with the beautiful widow. But Celia wasn't having it. The last thing she needed was another man with a dangerous job—even if he had given his life to God. Yet Manny's growing commitment to her and her troubled son began to convince her that perhaps she should take her own leap of faith. And now, here’s me and Cheryl! I love knowing the inside scoop on books. What was a possible title for A Soldier’s Family before it was named A Soldier’s Family ? The early title was House on Haven Street

Sunday Prayer

Captain's Log, Supplemental Leave any prayer requests in the comments and I’ll be praying this week. You don’t have to be Christian to leave a prayer request. If you’d rather not advertise to everyone on the blogosphere, just leave an unspoken prayer request or e-mail me. If I forgot your prayer request, email me. Not to be mean or anything, but if you don't email me or comment to update your prayer request, I'm only going to pray ONE Sunday. I’m trying something new with my Sunday Prayer. I’m really bad about doing it on Sunday , so I’ll be updating it during the week. Dear Lord, thank you for today. I pray for complete healing for Malia, Helen, Kelli, Kristy, and Sharon. I lift up Case and his family to you. Please wrap your comfort around S. and help her feel your presence. I also lift up to you Tara and her financial situation. Please heal my hip. Give wisdom to my doctors. Please also help me to finish all the things that need to be done.. Amen.

Blog tour – day 2

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.02.2008 It’s my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I talk about how I met Danica Favorite-McDonald on her blog. Alison Strobel Morrow gives a fun interview and I reveal what uni really is. I talk about pursuing our dreams on Michelle Gregory’s blog .

Blog tour - day 1

Captain's Log, Supplemental Today's the start of my ONLY UNI blog tour! Check out the full schedule here and also on my sidebar to the right. Here are the stops for today: I’m guestblogging at 123pizza about balance.

Book excerpt - THE RESTORER'S JOURNEY by Sharon Hinck

Sharon Hinck and her book: The Restorer's Journey Navpress Publishing Group (February 7, 2008) From the innovative Sword of Lyric series comes an all-new fantasy adventure. Back in our world with her teenage son, Jake, in tow, suburban mom Susan Mitchell is ready for life as usual. But when a foreign threat invades their comfortable home, Susan and Jake soon find themselves drawn back through the portal to the world of the People of the Verses. Now she will struggle to love a people who have become her captors, while Jake suffers a tragic betrayal and discovers his destiny as the next Restorer. Filled with adventure, warmth, and humorous asides, the Sword of Lyric series offers readers an exciting reading experience unlike any other. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sharon Hinck holds a BA in education, and she earned an MA in communication from Regent University in 1986. She spent ten years as the artistic director of a Christian performing arts group, CrossCurrent. That minist