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Year of the Dog serial novel, chapter 22

I’m posting a Humorous Christian Romantic Suspense serial novel here on my blog! Year of the Dog is a (second) prequel to my Warubozu Spa Chronicles series. Year of the Dog serial novel by Camy Tang Mari Mutou, a professional dog trainer, is having a bad year. While renovating her new dog kenneling and training facility, she needs to move in with her disapproving family, who have always made her feel inadequate—according to them, a job requiring her to be covered in dog hair and slobber is an embarrassment to the family. She convinces her ex-boyfriend to take her dog for a few months … but discovers that his brother is the irate security expert whose car she accidentally rear-ended a few weeks earlier. Ashwin Keitou has enough problems. His aunt has just shown up on his doorstep, expecting to move in with him, and he can’t say no because he owes her everything—after his mother walked out on them, Auntie Nell took in Ashwin and his brother and raised them in a loving Chri

I’m a Book of the Year winner!

Captain's Log, Stardate 09.22.2008

I won first place in the Debut Author category of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year awards!

Here are all the winners!

Debut Author

  1. Sushi for One? (Camy Tang) Zondervan, editor Sue Brower
  2. Bayou Justice (Robin Miller writing as Robin Caroll)
  3. In Between (Jenny B. Jones)

Contemporary Novella

  1. Finally Home in Missouri Memories anthology (Deborah Raney) Barbour Publishing, editor Susan Downs
  2. Moonlight & Mistletoe in A Big Apple Christmas anthology (Carrie Turansky)
  3. Remaking of Moe McKenna in Race to the Altar anthology (Gloria Clover)

Historical Novella

  1. Love Notes in Love Letters Anthology (Mary Davis) Barbour Publishing, editor Rebecca Germany
  2. Beyond the Memories in Missouri Memories anthology (DiAnn Mills)
  3. The Spinster & The Tycoon in The Spinster Brides of Cactus Corner anthology (Vickie McDonough)

Lits

  1. Splitting Harriet (Tamara Leigh) Multnomah Books, editor Julee Schwarzburg
  2. Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)
  3. One Little Secret (Allison Bottke) & The Book of Jane (Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt)

Long Contemporary

  1. Within This Circle (Deborah Raney) Steeple Hill Books, editor Krista Stroever
  2. Like Always (Robert Elmer)
  3. Autumn Blue (Karen Harter)

Long Historical

1. Veil of Fire (Marlo Schalesky) RiverOak, editors Jeff Dunn/Jon Woodhams

Where Willows Grow (Kim Vogel Sawyer) Bethany House, editor Charlene Patterson
2. Fancy Pants (Cathy Marie Hake) & Then Came Hope (Louise Gouge)
3. Courting Trouble (Deeanne Gist)

Mystery

  1. Your Chariot Awaits (Lorena McCourtney) Thomas Nelson, editor Amanda Bostic
  2. Death of a Garage Sale Newbie (Sharon Dunn)
  3. Sticks And Stones (Susan Meissner)

Short Contemporary
  1. The Heart of Grace (Linda Goodnight) Steeple Hill Love Inspired, editor Allison Lyons
  2. Heart of the Family (Margaret Daley)
  3. Wedded Bliss (Kathleen Y’Barbo)

Short Contemporary Suspense

  1. Caught Redhanded (Gayle Roper) Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense, editor Krista Stroever
  2. Pursuit of Justice (Pamela Tracy)
  3. Nowhere to Hide (Debby Giusti) & Her Christmas Protector (Terri Reed)

Short Historical

1. Canteen Dreams (Cara Putman) & Golden Days (Mary Connealy)

Barbour/Heartsong Presents, editor JoAnne Simmons

  1. A Wealth Beyond Riches (Vickie McDonough)
  2. A Time to Keep (Kelly Eileen Hake)

Speculative

  1. The Restorer’s Son (Sharon Hinck) NavPress, editor Reagan Reed
  2. Demon: A Memoir (Tosca Lee)
  3. DragonFire (Donita Paul)

Suspense

  1. Black Ice (Linda Hall) WaterBrook Press, editor Traci DePree
  2. Coral Moon (Brandilyn Collins)
  3. Abomination (Colleen Coble)

Women’s Fiction

  1. Remember to Forget (Deborah Raney) Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, editor Philis Boultinghouse
  2. Watercolored Pearls (Stacy Hawkins Adams)
  3. A Promise To Remember (Kathryn Cushman)

Young Adult

  1. In Between (Jenny B. Jones) NavPress, editor Jamie Chavez
  2. Sarah Jane: Liberty’s Torch (Eleanor Clark)
  3. Saving Sailor (Renee Riva)

Comments

Tina said…
Wow, congratulations, Camy!
Mamaw 28 said…
Congratulations! :) That is wonderful. The hard work is paying off.
Cara Putman said…
Congratulations. It was so fun to start that part of the banquet with your win! Can't wait to dive into Single Sashimi1
Rita Gerlach said…
Congratulations, Camy. You deserve this. You worked hard.
Stacey said…
Congratulations, Camy! You deserve many awards for your storytelling talent. Keep the books coming. We love them! Personally, I can't wait for your romantic suspense title!

stacey
Camy Tang said…
Thanks, everyone! Congrats also to Cara (above) for winning in the short historical category!
Camy
Courtney Walsh said…
Camy -

I didn't have the nerve to come up to you at ACFW, but congratulations on your win!! :) That has got to be pretty exciting!!
Anonymous said…
Congrats Camy and to all the winners. Such talent out there!!!!

God Bless!
LaShaunda said…
Congrats Camy!

How exciting for you. All your hard work is paying off. Plant the seed and the fruit will come :)

Congrats to all the winners.
PatriciaW said…
Congratulations Camy! Keep writing your stories and sharing your expertise with others.

Gotta get my hands on Single Sashimi...
Angie said…
Congratulations!!! :)
Anonymous said…
Camy,
I am SO glad for you! I've been scouring the Internet for a day and a half, trying to find out who the winners were.

I am thrilled that you won! Great job, Camy!

hugs,
Merrie
ReadingRobin said…
How cool is that! I bet you had a blast there huh?
Congrantulations!
ReadingRobin
Anonymous said…
So happy for you, Camy!!! Congrats!
RebekahC said…
Congrats!!

RebekahC
Unknown said…
Huge Congrats, girl! And check out daughter's Facebook page...she uploaded some of you winning...a video! :D
Malia Spencer said…
Congratulations, Camy! I'm thrilled for you! This is wonderful news.
Pattie said…
Congratulations, Camy!
kalea_kane said…
How wonderful! Congratulations, Camy! You must be floating on air!

Kelly
Unknown said…
Congrats! I know we all knew it was good!
Chesh said…
Congrats, Camy. You sooo earned it.
Linda Hargrove said…
Super news, Camy. Congrats! Wish I could have been there.
Reihaisha said…
Cool Cool Beans !!!! I am so proud for you
hippmom said…
Congratulations!!! I loved reading Sushi for One?.
Tosca said…
Congratulations, Camy! And you looked GREAT, too!! Love ya, girl--
Crystal Laine said…
You so deserve BOTY Debut author Award! You are good writer who should long be on the published books list.

I remember well the very first time I met you at an ACFW conference and you told me your "pitch". I said to myself,"That's one I'd buy!"

Congrats.
I was yelling my head off. Of course, more than half the crowd was so you probably didn't hear me. Or couldn't over the wedding music. ;-)

Then I came home to Single Sashimi!!
Geekwif said…
Sorry I'm a little behind, but...

Congratulations!!! You SO rock!
Ausjenny said…
Congrats Camy sorry im so late replying im in Canada at present.

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