And now, Camy Tang!
I’m so excited to be on my friend MaryLu’s blog today!
MaryLu asked me to write about how being a published Christian author has impacted my walk with God. I have to admit that it’s stretched me in ways I never expected. Most especially, I am daily learning to surrender to God.
This is a theme I visit over and over again in my books, simply because it’s something I struggle with over and over again. The process of becoming a published author and writing my books has forced me to rely completely on God—in His timing, on His providing, in His hands.
I had to rely on His timing as I wrote manuscript after manuscript, hoping the next one would be contracted by a publishing house. It was completely out of my control, and I had to trust that He knew my heart and my desires, and that He knew best when or even if I would ever be published. Patience does not come easily to me, so I had to daily ask for help to be patient, to keep persevering, to trust in Him.
Now that I am published, I continue to have to rely on Him to provide for my family. My wonderful husband allowed me to quit my lucrative job as a biologist researcher in order to write full time, and it’s been very humbling to suddenly have my personal income reduced by three-quarters. My prayers each day are for trust in Him to know our needs and to guide me in my work and in our finances.
In everything, I try to keep myself in His hands, to remind myself that He alone is sovereign. If I forget it, I start trying to do things my own way, trying to solve my own problems—much like my heroine Naomi in Deadly Intent. A lot of her spiritual struggles were taken directly from my prayer journal.
I hope you enjoy Naomi’s story, and that her struggles—which are my own struggles—will encourage your own walk with the Lord.
Thanks for having me here, MaryLu!
Thank you, Camy! I just finished Deadly Intent last night. If you love a good suspense story with some romance sprinkled in, then you're going to love this book! The location is a beautiful Spa in Sonoma, California (wine country) where a series of horrific murders take place. With Camy's usual spunky style of writing and real-to-life characters, she takes you on a page-turning ride you won't forget!
SCENE OF THE CRIME
The Grant family’s exclusive Sonoma spa is a place for rest and relaxation—not murder! Then Naomi Grant finds her client Jessica Ortiz bleeding to death in her massage room, and everything falls apart. The salon’s reputation is at stake...and so is Naomi’s freedom when she discovers that she is one of the main suspects! Her only solace is found with the other suspect—Dr. Devon Knightley, the victim’s ex-husband. But Devon is hiding secrets of his own. When they come to light, where can Naomi turn...and whom can she trust?
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 week, 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 at Camy's website for a huge website contest going on right now, giving away fourteen boxes of books and 30 copies of her latest release, DEADLY INTENT.