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 – Cake in NYC

I was in NYC last week for RWA and while my friends visited Liberty Island and Central Park, New York was all about the eating for me. *pokes squishy middle* As a result, this week’s Show and Tell Wednesday features a bit of food tourism: Momofuku Milk Bar’s Bake the Cake class. I’ve had Milk […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: From Looks to Books

Today’s Show and Tell is brought to you by Arlene McFarlane and by the Letter ‘M’. ‘M’ for Makeover that is. (More on that at the end. Stay tuned…) As you can see, my warm-up skills need work. I’ll brush up on those as I hand you over to Arlene, one of the Golden Heart […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: The Best and Most Beautiful Things

It was neither the best day, nor the most beautiful. But no amount of rain could dampen my mood. I sat across from a writing friend I’d known for years and drank my iced tea. (A little sweet for this girl from New Jersey who now lives in Virginia, but I’ve adapted.) Despite the drenching, […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Marnee Blake on Regency Adventures

Today we have a special Show and Tell feature from Marnee Blake, a 2015 Golden Heart historical romance finalist. Now, if finaling wasn’t commendable enough, you should know that this blog was made in the midst of a power outage. Neither snow nor rain nor big bad storms shall keep this Firefly down. So without […]

Release Party: Bared to the Viscount by Lara Archer

Break out the champagne, it’s Lara Archer’s release party. Happy book birthday, Lara! Wait, who is this Lara character, you may ask? She’s a long-time friend and incognito Ruby who also writes under a different pen name. And today I’m happy to announce is her historical erotic romance debut with Bared to the Viscount. Let’s […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Cake Wrecks

Note: The four lucky winners have been chosen for the This Wedding is Doomed “Let Them Eat Cake” contest. I’ll be busy making the tiramisus in a jar to ship out. I received a lot of compliments about the giveaway, so I thought I’d give you a peek of how the idea came about. First […]

This Wedding is Doomed: Release Day Celebration + Giveaway

I’m happy to announce that today is the release day for This Wedding is Doomed, a collaboration between four author buddies hatched up during a fun conversation over dinner and drinks. Amanda Berry, Shawntelle Madison, Stephanie Draven and myself (Jeannie Lin) thought it would be fun to write a series of stories that followed the […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: What I did for Mother’s Day

Warning: Food porn pictures ahead… Something that I learned quickly is that if I wanted to have a Mother’s Day celebration, I needed to take care of it myself. So I booked an afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton for the family. Perhaps it was a little upscale, but hubby did leave it up to me […]

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