Skip to main content

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.

Popular Posts

Michael’s Scarf knitting pattern

Michael’s Gray and Brown Scarf I had just written a scene in Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 5: Prisoner where my character Michael gives the heroine a very significant scarf. When looking for a stitch pattern, I found the one used in “#31 Comfort either for a Lady or Gentleman” in The Lady's Assistant , volume 2 , published in 1842 by Mrs. Jane Gaugain, pages 125-126 (click on the link to view and/or download the free PDF of the digitally scanned book). When I did test swatches, it turned out to be a pretty eyelet pattern that looks like branches or vines winding upward. I tried the pattern as a parallelogram scarf and discovered that the pattern has a changeable orientation, looking vertical or diagonal depending on how you looked at it. So I decided to use this pattern, knitted as a parallelogram, as Michael’s scarf. I decided to use a smaller needle and add a slip stitch in the pattern to make the eyelets a bit more close and less lacy. When paired with a brown an

Grace Livingston Hill romances free to read online

I wanted to update my old post on Grace Livingston Hill romances because now there are tons more options for you to be able to read her books for free online! I’m a huge Grace Livingston Hill fan. Granted, not all her books resonate with me, but there are a few that I absolutely love, like The Enchanted Barn and Crimson Roses . And the best part is that she wrote over 100 books and I haven’t yet read them all! When I have time, I like to dive into a new GLH novel. I like the fact that most of them are romances, and I especially appreciate that they all have strong Christian themes. Occasionally the Christian content is a little heavy-handed for my taste, but it’s so interesting to see what the Christian faith was like in the early part of the 20th century. These books are often Cinderella-type stories or A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett) type stories, which I love. And the best part is that they’re all set in the early 1900s, so the time period is absolutely fasci

The Wedding Kimono in the Clean Romance Books promo

My book The Wedding Kimono (writing as Camy Tang) is in this Clean Romance books Bookfunnel promo. Every book in the promo is FREE when you sign up for the author’s email newsletter. Check out the promo and all the great FREE clean romance ebooks! You might find a new favorite author! Clean Romance Books Bookfunnel promo

Lady Wynwood’s Spies book 1 in Amazon Prime Free Reads

Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer in Amazon Prime Free Reads My book was chosen to be included in Amazon Prime Free Reads. If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll be able to borrow my book for free. Now’s the chance to read Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer if you haven’t yet! Read Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer free on Amazon

The Gentleman Thief in Free Historical Fiction Bookfunnel promo

My book The Gentlemen Thief (writing as Camille Elliot) is in this Free Historical Fiction promo. Every book in the promo is FREE when you sign up for the author’s email newsletter. Check out the promo and all the great FREE historical fiction ebooks! You might find a new favorite author! Free Historical Fiction promo

No Cold Bums toilet seat cover

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.22.2008 I actually wrote out my pattern! I was getting a lot of hits on my infamous toilet seat cover , and I wanted to make a new one with “improvements,” so I paid attention and wrote things down as I made the new one. This was originally based off the Potty Mouth toilet cover , but I altered it to fit over the seat instead of the lid. Yarn: any worsted weight yarn, about 120 yards (this is a really tight number, I used exactly 118 yards. My suggestion is to make sure you have about 130 yards.) I suggest using acrylic yarn because you’re going to be washing this often. Needle: I used US 8, but you can use whatever needle size is recommended by the yarn you’re using. Gauge: Not that important. Mine was 4 sts/1 inch in garter stitch. 6 buttons (I used some leftover shell buttons I had in my stash) tapestry needle Crochet hook (optional) Cover: Using a provisional cast on, cast on 12 stitches. Work in garter st until liner measures

Tabi socks, part deux

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.25.2008 (If you're on Ravelry, friend me! I'm camytang.) I made tabi socks again! (At the bottom of the pattern is the calculation for the toe split if you're not using the same weight yarn that I did for this pattern (fingering). I also give an example from when I used worsted weight yarn with this pattern.) I used Opal yarn, Petticoat colorway. It’s a finer yarn than my last pair of tabi socks, so I altered the pattern a bit. Okay, so here’s my first foray into giving a knitting pattern. Camy’s top-down Tabi Socks I’m assuming you already know the basics of knitting socks. If you’re a beginner, here are some great tutorials: Socks 101 How to Knit Socks The Sock Knitter’s Companion A video of turning the heel Sock Knitting Tips Yarn: I have used both fingering weight and worsted weight yarn with this pattern. You just change the number of cast on stitches according to your gauge and the circumference of your ankle. Th

Marketing Information Form, part two

Captain’s Log, Stardate 05.26.2006 Blog book giveaway: My Monday book giveaway is A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND by Kristin Billerbeck . My Thursday book giveaway is LIFE INTERRUPTED by Tricia Goyer . You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Monday, I'll draw the winner for A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND and post the title for another book I'm giving away. Stay tuned. Continued from Marketing Information Form, part one : More stuff they want to know about my book: Other covers: What styles, fonts, colors? This is one area I didn’t really think about, but I listed the few covers that I thought conveyed the sort of atmosphere I wanted for my book: WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Kristin Billerbeck . The cartoon design is fresh, cute, clean. SASSY CINDERELLA AND THE VALIANT VIGILANTE by Sharon Dunn . This book, more than the other Ruby Taylor books, conveyed Ruby’s character—her vibrant red hair, bohemian dress, sassy post-modern attitude. THE TROUBLE WITH LACY B

Hosea 14:2

Lord Jesus, Thank You that we can freely come directly to You and pray to You. Thank You that You died for our sins on the cross and we can be forgiven. “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.” We praise and thank You, Lord, for how wonderful You are. We lift our hearts to You in praise today. Amen 主イエスよ、私たちが自由にあなたに直接近づき、あなたに祈ることができることを感謝します。あなたが十字架で私たちの罪のために死んでくださり、私たちが赦されることを感謝します。「私たちのすべての罪を赦し、私たちを慈しみ深く受け入れてください。」主よ、あなたがどんなに素晴らしい方であるかを賛美し、感謝します。私たちは今日、賛美のうちにあなたに心を捧げます。 アーメン

Preorder Summer Suspicions and get a free ebook every month!

I have a new Contemporary novel included in the multi-author box set Summer Suspicions: Ten Christian Romantic Suspense Novels , and if you preorder now, you’ll be able to subscribe to a special Preorder Newsletter. Every month from now until June 2024, you’ll get a free Contemporary Romantic Suspense ebook from one of the authors in the box set. 1) Preorder Summer Suspicions 2) Fill out this form with your order number 3) Get the secret link to subscribe to the Preorder Newsletter 4) Get your first free book The sooner you preorder, the more free books you’ll get! You’ll also be alerted when the Summer Suspicions box set is available to read. The newsletter will end June 2024 and you will NOT be automatically subscribed to the authors’ individual newsletters. You can sign up for their newsletters yourself if you wish. Preorder Summer Suspicions