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

St. Louis


GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)

Historical romance, Women’s fiction

Started Writing:

Day Job:
Healthcare IT consultant

For Fun:
Cooking, Drawing

Blog Posts from Jeannie

Show and Tell: Lucky Money

Last Thursday (February 19) was Chinese New Year, so first off: Happy New Year! What I’ve brought for Show and Tell today are lucky money envelopes. I think most people are familiar with these pretty red things that are ubiquitous every year around late January and late February. For a bit of background, red envelopes […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Merchandising!

What, you mean like action figures? Romance hero underoos? Well, not quite. But author merchandising is definitely an up and coming….or an already here…thing that’s worth taking a look at, which is why I chose it as the topic of this week’s Show and Tell. I always see Julie Kagawa tweeting about her Etsy store, […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Posing Like a Woman (redux)

ICYMI (In case you missed it) Can you believe I just figured out what that stands for? I had to Google it to find out too. Which is why I wrote it out here. PSA of the day. In 2012, urban fantasy author Jim C. Hines did an awesomely awesome blog post featuring his exploration […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Fan Art

So anyone who follows me on Twitter probably knows that I’m a fan of the Netflix series Marco Polo. (East meets West, fight scenes, intrigue, smokin’ hot Asian heroes!!!!) Now that I’ve binge-watched the first season, I find myself following the #MarcoPolo hashtag on Twitter to get an extra fix. People post cool commentary, links […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: The Art of the Share

The Rubies are starting a new feature on Wednesday called “Show and Tell” which is meant to be a fun and open theme based around posting and chatting about pictures. I pondered what I wanted to show off for the inaugural post that would be fun an engaging, so I thought about teaser images:

The answer is: You get back up…

When I signed up for this spot, I didn’t realize that it was almost the exact time last year when I had some not so encouraging news to announce: The Jade Temptress & the Future of Jeannie Lin I’ve been thinking about this past year a lot as 2014 nears its close. Despite what might have […]

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 […]

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