Thursday, March 20, 2008

Finally a winner

Michelle owns Only Uni so I drew a third name and mailed the book today. Congratulations Hannah! You should receive it in a few days.


Friday, March 14, 2008

New winner

I'm sorry that I didn't hear from Nina, but the week has passed. I drew another name from those who commented on Camy Tang's blog post. The new winner is Michelle Gregory. Congratulations, Michelle! I'll be contacting you by e-mail.


Friday, March 7, 2008

Only Uni has a winner

Nina's name was drawn from those who posted comments on Camy Tang's blog Tuesday, March 4. I don't have Nina's e-mail address so I hope she reads this and will either leave her e-mail address as a comment on this post or send it to

Congratulations, Nina! And thanks to all who posted. Camy and I had a great time!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Welcome Camy Tang!

Hi y’all! This is Camy Tang, and for this stop on my blog tour, Janet suggested I interview HER!

I love interview questions. Let’s hope Janet has a strong constitution. Hehehe.

1) If you were a dessert, what would you be and why? (I would be a peach melba, because I have a lot of variety in me of creamy, fruity, and tart, and I’m not too sweet.)

Peach anything sounds good to me, Camy. I applaud the tart in you. And I mean that in the nicest way. :-)

I’d be a cream puff. A well baked cream puff does not collapse. The hollow within is filled with lots of good stuff. It’s protected by a sturdy top and drizzled with chocolate. Yummy. But the best part—cream puffs are supposed to be lumpy.

2) What was your first job? (I worked at the public library shelving books, but I have to confess I often hid away in the back room, reading the books I was supposed to be shelving.)

Writers are readers first. Glad you found a way to squeeze some research in. Camy.

I babysat, of course, but my first real job was in college. I worked at an elementary school taking care of the kids in the lunchroom and on the playground. I met my husband there. The kids would sing Janet and Dale sitting in a tree… That was before our first date. We must have been sending off vibes.

3) Do you have an iPod or MP3 player? What color is it/would it be? (Mine is PINK! Naturally.)

You look great in pink. Is that your favorite color?
I don’t like using ear phones so my MP3 player is a boom box, silver and black. I got it to listen to RWA workshop recordings.

4) Do you drink tea or coffee, and how do you take it? (I like coffee but most often drink tea, English-style with milk and honey, although I only do that in the mornings because it’s not very good for me—but you probably don’t have to worry about it, you sexy lady, you. I totally want your figure.)

I love coffee. I can’t get moving in the morning without it. And what’s dessert without coffee? Though at night, it’s decaf. When I’m sick, I want hot tea. I like iced tea in the summer. I drink it all.

I paid Camy to say I have a sexy figure. :-) In reality, I’ve learned how to dress to hide the cream puff lumps.

5) Describe your dream vacation. (Captain Caffeine and I would head to ITALY! Where we would EAT ALL DAY!!!!! And the Captain would drink LOTS OF ESPRESSOS!!!!)

We share the same dream vacation location! Our dream came true when my husband and I spent fifteen days in Italy last year. We visited Rome, Pisa, Milan, Florence, Lake Maggoire, Venice, Verona, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri. Loved it all! If you dig through my old posts, you’ll see some of our pictures. The food was great! I prefer cappuccinos and the wonderful Italian lattes to espressos.

Thanks for having me here, Janet! (I hope I didn’t cause you too much abject embarrassment.) Before I go, I want to tell people about my huge website contest going on right now—I’m giving away five boxes of Christian fiction books and 25 copies of my latest release, ONLY UNI. Only members of my newsletter YahooGroup are eligible to enter, so join today: And people can find out more about the contest here:

Thanks, Janet!

Thanks, Camy, for stopping at Cup of Faith. Your questions were fun. Camy is one of the Seekers over at and a good friend. I hope readers will stop at Camy’s loft and sign up for her newsletter. It’s a good one and you’ll be fortunate indeed if you win. I've read Only Uni and it's a wonderful book! If you post a comment, I'll put you in the drawing to win a copy here.


Monday, March 3, 2008

Camy Tang visits tomorrow

I hope you'll stop back tomorrow when CamyTang, author of Only Uni, turns the tables and interviews me with some sweet questions. :-)

Sometimes writing is like sipping from a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The aroma is lovely, the flavor rich, even exciting, if you love coffee as much as I do. This is when the words come easily, filling me with pleasure, awakening my creativity and zest for the story. It's a good time.

But there are those days when putting words on the page is like drinking from the last dregs of the pot. If you've experienced that bitter, burnt flavor that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, you know what I mean. On such days, I lose the joy of writing. When that happens, I find it best to read the manuscript from the beginning to regain the flavor, renew my excitement for the story and before long, I'm drinking from a fresh pot, savoring the process.

I've learned that spending time with God in his word and in prayer, seeking to put him first in my life, helps prepare me to handle whatever the day brings--the hilltops and the valleys. I like to think of my time with God as sipping from his life-giving waters, filling my cup of faith, something that never disappoints.