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 Wednesday: RITA & Golden Heart Edition

Hold all calls, tomorrow is RITA/GH Announcement day! This of course begs for a special edition of Show and Tell Wednesday. Are you hoping for a nomination for one of these pretties? Or perhaps a chance at one of these little ladies? (The statue, not Darynda!) Announcement day is such an exciting time for us, […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Ancient Texts Revisited

When I was at UCLA, I took an honors seminar on the history of medicine that was taught in the rare book room in the library. I imagined there would be old dusty tomes laying about, inscribed by hand with archaic illustrations. Turned out all the really rare volumes were locked away, but it was […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: The International Edible Book Festival

Calling all bakers and food artists! Have you heard of the International Edible Book Festival? It’s a worldwide phenomenon that happens on or around April 1st this year. The concept is simple: Make bookish creations that are edible. The official event is hosted by a French organization that looks rather intimidating: Local libraries host […]

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:

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