Thursday, March 27, 2008
Only Uni and another chance for a Free Book!
Camy Tang has done it again! Only Uni is her second book in her Sushi Series, and I have to say that these are some of the most down to earth, touching, and hysterical books I've read in a long time. Camy's characters have realistic hopes and dreams and more than their share of problems -- many brought on by an overpowering grandmother figure (to learn more about Grandma Sakai, check out Cheryl Wyatt's blog -- Camy "interviews" Grandma and gives you a quick taste of her sassy writing style (Camy's, not Grandma's).
This book will have you laughing at mishaps, shaking your head in horror at room mate habits, and will make you thankful for your family (I hope no one has a grandma quite like Grandma Sakai). I can't wait for the next book in this series (too bad they can't be written as quickly as they can be read!). You can buy a copy of this great book on Amazon.
Leave a comment with contact information for a chance to win a copy of this book! And check out Camy's last comment for another great contest.
Read on for an interview with Camy:
1. What was your favorite book as a child?
My first favorite was A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I
loved how Sara kept her dignity and kindness in the face of adversity,
and how she was so fantastically rewarded! I'm such a sucker for happy
2. Often our favorite childhood books mirror the values and traits we have inside. What values in A Little Princess influence your life today?
While the book wasn't a Christian novel per se, I try to follow Sara's
example and keep my heart in Christ's peace and love in the midst of
whatever trouble life hands me. I don't always succeed, but it's a
goal I strive for.
3. How did you get the idea for this book and series?
I love the heroine, Trish, because she has such a sunny personality
and such an easy-going outlook on life. I based her off of a
combination of some friends who have that same positive attitude.
Then, of course, I gave her lots of problems.
The series grew out of my own and my friends' experiences with our
large extended Asian American families. Most families aren't as
dysfunctional as Lex, Trish, Venus, and Jenn's family, but in any
family, there are always relatives who think a single woman's sole
goal in life should be to get married as soon as possible!
4. What is the key message you would like your readers to find in this
That God is always with us, even when it doesn't feel like it. And
that no matter what mistakes we make, God will be with us through the
pain, sorrow, and consequences, and help all things come together for
5. What question would you like to answer that no one ever asks (and what is
"Is the Sakai family based off of your own?"
NO! NO NO NO NO! When my family was gathered for dinner, I
specifically told them all that my characters were NOT based off of
any of them, most especially Grandma. The truth is, the Sakai family
is based off of stories from my friends about their own families--both
Asian American and other ethnicities--but with the characters
exaggerated to be more dysfunctional than real life.
Thanks for having me here, Susan! I also want to mention that I've got
a website contest going on right now. It's only for my newsletter
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