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

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 […]

Happy New Year — Take 2!

Are you ready for the Lunar New Year on Friday, January 31st?

The Emerald City Conference & Giveaway

I took my Ruby Slippers up to the Emerald City last weekend…the Emerald City RWA conference in Seattle that is! And yes, my shoes were red. That’s the end of that metaphor, but I managed to “catch” a bit of good luck that I must pass on to you. First of, I ended up going […]

The Lotus Palace Release & My Crazy FB Experiment

Today is the official release day for my first single-title, THE LOTUS PALACE…huzzah!! But what I wanted to talk about–because I can’t just concentrate on what I should be doing for a release….no….I have to come up with some new scheme to try out… What I wanted to talk to you about was my crazy […]

To Swag or Not to Swag?

SWAG=Stuff we all get or insert flashier word for “stuff” AKA: Bookmarks, chotchkies, knick-knacks, giveaways: As we head into the heart of conference seasons, this is an important question. There’s some debate about this, so let’s cut to the chase. All opinions are solely mine: Q: Does SWAG sell books?

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