Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I'm THRILLED beyond belief to welcome back my good friend and stellar writer...CAMY TANG!
I have SO looked forward to the release of this book and hope you have two. Her first two books, Sushi for One and Only Uni are still available whereever books are sold.
If ya haven't read these....go get 'em! :-)
And especially get this book...Camy named a character after me and Pammer!
Look for Pamela Wyatt....
How kewl is that? Pammer sez we're kinda flirty. How FUN! I did NOT know Camy was gonna do that.
Without further hoopla on my part...here's Camy:
Interview with Camy Tang
1. If your heroine for Single Sashimi could take you on a trip, where would you go and what would you do?
She’d probably take me to Comicon. Seriously. I mean, she’s involved in the video game industry—where else would she go to have fun?
2. If your hero was there, how would he strike up a conversation with your heroine?
He’d probably grab her and kiss her. :) Don’t you like him already???
3. What was the funnest scene for you to write in this book?
The first kiss. :) :) :) :) :)
4. Did you know the plot or the characters in this book first? Can you share a bit of this process?
I am very anal retentive about my plotting. I try to know absolutely everything ahead of time.
When I first start out, I use Post It notes that I stick all over my closet doors. This is my brainstorming time, and eventually I cull the ideas I don’t use.
Then I write a sketchy plot outline on an Excel spreadsheet.
Then I plot out each individual scene so I know what I’m trying to accomplish in each scene. (Did I mention I’m anal?)
Then I write the story.
5. Do you plot all your books the same? If so, how so?
Pretty much the same method. This current book I’m writing, Deadly Intent, is a little different. I’m in the writing phase, but I keep finding plot inconsistencies that I didn’t see when I was plotting, so I have to do some restructuring while I’m writing.
6. Who was the hardest character to flesh out in Single Sashimi and why?
Drake was hardest, I think. He ended up being a bit different than what I’d pictured him to be. In the book, he’s a lot stronger and yet more quiet than I had originally planned him. I like him better this way, but it was still surprising and difficult to write him.
7. What's in the works next for you? When can readers expect your next book?
My next book is Deadly Intent, a romantic suspense coming out from Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Suspense line. I’m loving the storyline and the setting. Here’s a blurb, although I don’t think this will be the back cover blurb for the book:
Massage therapist Naomi Grant could use a massage herself.
With her father at home recovering from a stroke, Naomi is put in charge of the family’s elite day spa in Sonoma county. The new responsibilities sit awkwardly on her shoulders, and things only get worse when handsome Dr. Devon Knightley breezes into the spa, demanding to see one of the female clients.
And the woman is found dead in Naomi’s massage room.
Suddenly, Naomi is a suspect and her family’s spa is shut down. How could God let this awful thing happen?
Devon only needed to see his ex-wife about a family necklace she still hadn’t returned, but when she dies and it’s discovered that her necklace—his family’s necklace—has been stolen, he’s the prime suspect.
Naomi and her family’s calm faith in this situation baffles him, but he’s more than willing to pair with the vivacious massage therapist to try to prove they’re both innocent.
However, the real murderer is still in Sonoma ... and their work isn’t done yet.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Cheryl!
Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She used to be a biologist, but now she is a staff worker for her church youth group and leads a worship team for Sunday service. She also runs the Story Sensei fiction critique service. On her blog, she gives away Christian novels every Monday and Thursday, and she ponders frivolous things like dumb dogs (namely, hers), coffee-geek husbands (no resemblance to her own...), the writing journey, Asiana, and anything else that comes to mind.
Visit her website at http://www.camytang.com/ (or click header link above) for a huge website contest going on right now, giving away ten boxes of books and 30 copies of her latest release, SINGLE SASHIMI.
Thanks for being here Camy!