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Topic: Ever read Camy Tang?

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Subject: Ever read Camy Tang?
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 7:15 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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At a conference this weekend, I mentioned to someone how I liked chick lit and Kristin Billerbeck, and she recommended an author named Camy Tang. Here's just one link to her books: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Single-Sashimi-Sushi-Camy-Tang/book/0310274001/, three of which look like a series (called the Sushi Series). I can't tell if she's YA or adult, since it sounds like book one (not this one) focuses on a high school girl. She definitely is Christian chick lit, but I'm not sure if it's YA. Any yays or nays in this crowd? Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 8:08 PM ET
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i LOVE camy's books! I helped to promote her books a lot through my blog. She's one of the very very very few Asian American Christian fiction writers out there and i was THRILLED to read her books because i could FINALLY relate to the characters.  Anyways, that series is adult chick lit. they're not YA at all..the characters aren't high school students at all. 

I was a bit sad though because she told me that they didn't sell well in the Christian market because people didn't want to buy them becuase they were about Asian American characters and the average Christian fiction reader is middle class, 40-50age white woman and they said they couldn't "relate to the characters"

Date Posted: 10/25/2010 8:44 AM ET
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Oh thank you for the info! That is perfect. I think I will add her books to my RL and get them in a little bit. Well, if it makes you feel any better, the lady who suggested her to me had RAVE reviews, so maybe she has more fans than she thinks :-)