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All About Jeannie

JEANNIE LIN grew up fascinated with stories of Western epic fantasy as well as Eastern martial arts adventures. She started working on her first romance novel while she was teaching high school science. After four years of trying to break into the romance market with an Asian set historical, her 2009 Golden Heart® winning manuscript, Butterfly Swords, sold to Harlequin Mills & Boon. In her writing fantasies, Jeannie inhabits the rivers and lakes of Tang Dynasty China. In the real world, she lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her wonderfully supportive husband.

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Jeannie's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Dragon

Hometown:
St. Louis

Age:
36

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
7

Genre(s):
Historical romance, Women’s fiction

Started Writing:
2005

Day Job:
Healthcare IT consultant

For Fun:
Cooking, Drawing

Blog Posts from Jeannie

How I Know I’m Meant to be an Author

Or…”A cold, rainy day in October.” Last weekend I was invited to speak at a local literary festival held in our local U-city Loop. It was a happening area with a lot of foot traffic–sure to attract many passsers by.  As publicity chair for the MORWA chapter, I also thought it would be a great […]

My Fitbit and the Sitting Disease

I like gimmicks. I need external motivation. And that’s why the Fitbit is INGENIOUS and perfect for me. Let’s take a step back: Do you know that medical experts talk about something called the “sitting disease”? It’s become a real thing and though it sounds funny, it’s really kind of scary: More info about the […]

Not a Romance

On the way to RWA nationals this year, I sat next to a lovely lady on one of my flights who was a reader. She was thrilled to hear I was going to a writing conference. She loved reading all sorts of books, including Fern Michaels. “But her books are not really romances,” she told […]

On Writing Strike

As busy writers, we sometimes forget that the reason we wanted to start writing in the first place was because we loved to read. We forget that books are what inspire and provoke and excite us. Instead, we pick up a few deadlines and then it becomes almost fashionable to make excuses about why we’re […]

The Ruby Slipper Burlesque Revue at RT

This year, the Rubies decided it was time to host our first Ruby Slipper event at the Romantic Times convention and after some brainstorming, we came up with the perfect idea for New Orleans: The Ruby Slipper Burlesque Revue! In addition to being able to put on an event for readers, it also allowed a […]

Conference report: Wizard World ComiCon St. Louis

Earlier this month, I attended the local ComiCon in St. Louis, a gathering of pop icons, artists, authors, cosplayers and general geekery. I received a lot of compliments on my mandarin jacket. I figured I was going with an East meets West Firefly cosplay look. This was the second ComiCon in St. Louis and just […]

Live Blogging the GH/RITA Announcements

LET THE ANNOUNCEMENTS BEGIN… It’s time for our annual live blogging event of the 2014 Golden Heart/Rita announcements ! If you entered RWA®’s Golden Heart or RITA contest, then you’re likely hovering over your phone today as you await THE CALL. So why not hang out with all the other hopefuls (many of the Rubies […]

The Thing About Series

The thing about series is they’re a two-edged weapon. From the surface, it seems like a no-brainer. In romance, a popular series is what creates avid readers who become hooked into your world and your characters and look forward to each new book, allowing you to build momentum. Conventional wisdom is that the way to […]

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