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Writing Progress - Sushi and Suspicions

I’ve been working on Sushi and Suspicions , a Christian contemporary romantic suspense which will be releasing in June in the multi-author box set Summer Suspicions . Trouble follows Liv on her vacation to Hawaii when she is framed for the theft of an antique rifle. Only a handsome investigator can help clear her name ... and maybe give her a reason to stay in the islands. If you want to read a snippet of what I wrote last week, check out my last newsletter !

I’m a Book of the Year double finalist!

Captain's Log, Supplemental

Sushi for One? finaled in the ACFW Book of the Year contest! Twice! Chick Lit category and Debut Author!

ACFW's 2008 Book of the Year Finalists:

Debut Author

  • Bayou Justice (Robin Miller writing as Robin Caroll)
  • In Between (Jenny B. Jones)
  • Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)
  • My Soul Cries Out (Sherri Lewis)
  • Petticoat Ranch (Mary Connealy)

Contemporary Novella (*six finalists due to a tie)

  • A Cloud Mountain Christmas (Robin Lee Hatcher)
  • Finally Home (Deb Raney in Missouri Memories anthology)
  • Mississippi Mud (DiAnn Mills in Sugar And Grits Anthology)
  • Moonlight & Mistletoe (Carrie Turansky in Big Apple Christmas anthology)
  • Remaking of Moe McKenna (Gloria Clover in the Race to the Altar anthology)
  • Sweet Dreams Drive (Robin Lee Hatcher)

Historical Novella

  • Beyond the Memories (DiAnn Mills in Mississippi Memories anthology)
  • Finishing Touches (Kelly Hake in Missouri Memories anthology)
  • Love Notes (Mary Davis in Love Letters anthology)
  • The Spinster & The Cowboy (Lena Nelson Dooley in Spinster Brides of Cactus Corner anthology)
  • The Spinster & The Tycoon (Vickie McDonough in Spinster Brides of Cactus Corner anthology)

Lits (*six finalists due to a tie)

  • Around the World in 80 Dates (Christa Banister)
  • One Little Secret (Bottke, Allison)
  • Renovating Becky Miller (Sharon Hinck)
  • Splitting Harriet (Tamara Leigh)
  • Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)
  • The Book of Jane (Dayton/Vanderbilt)

Long contemporary

  • Autumn Blue (Karen Harter)
  • Like Always (Robert Elmer)
  • Taming Rafe (Susan May Warren)
  • When the Nile Runs Red (DiAnn Mills)
  • Within This Circle (Deb Raney)


Long Historical (*seven finalists due to TWO ties)

  • Courting Trouble (Deeanne Gist)
  • Fancy Pants (Cathy Hake)
  • Lady of Milkweed Manor (Julie Klassen)
  • Remember Me (Maureen Lang)
  • Then Came Hope (Louise Gouge)
  • Veil of Fire (Marlo Schalesky)
  • Where Willows Grow (Kim Vogel Sawyer)

Mystery

  • Days And Hours (Susan Meissner)
  • Death of a Garage Sale Newbie (Sharon Dunn)
  • Gone With The Groom (Janice Thompson)
  • Sticks And Stones (Susan Meissner)
  • Your Chariot Awaits (Lorena McCourtney)

Short Contemporary

  • Heart of the Family (Margaret Daley)
  • The Heart of Grace (Linda Goodnight)
  • The Perfect Blend (Allie Pleiter)
  • Wedded Bliss (Kathleen Y’Barbo)
  • When Love Comes Home (Arlene James)

Short Contemporary Suspense (*six finalists due to a tie)

  • Caught Redhanded (Gayle Roper)
  • Her Christmas Protector (Terri Reed)
  • Nowhere to Hide (Debby Giusti)
  • Pursuit of Justice (Pamela Tracy)
  • See No Evil (Gayle Roper)
  • Vanished (Margaret Daley)

Short Historical (*six due to a tie)

  • A Time to Keep (Kelly Hake)
  • A Wealth Beyond Riches (Vickie McDonough)
  • Canteen Dreams (Cara Putman)
  • Corduroy Road to Love (Lynn Coleman)
  • Golden Days (Mary Connealy)
  • To Trust An Outlaw (Rhonda Gibson

Speculative

  • Demon: A Memoir (Tosca Lee)
  • DragonFire (Donita Paul)
  • The Restorer (Sharon Hinck)
  • The Restorer’s Son (Sharon Hinck)
  • Isle of Swords (Wayne Thomas Batson)

Suspense

  • Abomination (Colleen Coble)
  • Black Ice (Linda Hall)
  • Coral Moon (Brandilyn Collins)
  • Crimson Eve (Brandilyn Collins)
  • Ransomed Dreams (Amy Wallace)

Women’s Fiction

  • A Promise To Remember (Katie Cushman)
  • Bygones (Kim Sawyer)
  • Remember to Forget (Deb Raney)
  • The Oak Leaves (Maureen Lang)
  • Watercolored Pearls (Stacy Adams)

Young Adult

  • In Between (Jenny B. Jones)
  • On The Loose (Jenny B. Jones)
  • Sara Jane: Liberty’s Torch (Eleanor Clark
  • Sarah’s Long Ride (Susan P Davis)
  • Saving Sailor (Renee Riva)


Winners will be announced in September at the ACFW conference!

Comments

catslady said…
Big congratulations on finaling twice!
Cara Putman said…
Big congrats, Camy! It's a great book -- well deserving of finaling. Can't wait to cheer for you at the Awards Banquet!
Camy Tang said…
Thanks, guys! Congrats to you, too, Cara for finaling in the short Historical category!
Camy
SmilingSally said…
How thrilling it must be; congratulations!
windycindy said…
You deserve them both! Way to go. Best wishes to you. Cindi
Ausjenny said…
congrats on finaling. Best of luck for the final.
Woohoo! Congratulations! Very well deserved =)
Angie said…
Congratulations!!! :)
Crystal Laine said…
I was so proud of you, Camy! You very much deserve to be on those final lists. Awesome.
Yay! Hey, SUSHI brought me to tears ... and that was before I had my own "experience." :-)

I'll be rooting for you!
twiga92 said…
Congrats! You deserve it - Sushi for One was fantastic! I loved Only Uni too. Can't wait for Single Sashimi!
Anonymous said…
WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!

Congratulations to the Loud Asian
Chick!!!

Toasting you with a forkful of sushi. (I am not allowed to use chopsticks--dangerous in my hands.)
Fedora said…
What fabulous news, Camy!! How thrilling! :)
The Dynamic Uno said…
Congratulations Camy! I'll be praying for a win for you.
Anonymous said…
Hey Camy, Congratulations! I really hope you win. You go girl!

Carol
Ana said…
Congrats that is great news, and good luck.

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