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.

Connect with Jeannie


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: 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 […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon

Two weekends ago, I made my yearly trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for what is coming to signal the beginning of conference season for me: The Annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon. I knew this year was going to be a blast when the event sold out within 48 hours of tickets being available. Readers told […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: DIY Visual Inspiration

For this week’s Show and Tell, we have guest author–and guest artiste–Sandra Schwab presenting her process for visualizing one of her historical romances. When she proposed the idea, I thought it sounded interesting. What I didn’t realize was that we were in for an absolute visual feast!! I was mesmerized by the drawings and digital […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Conference Swag

With RT just around the corner and the Barbara Vey luncheon coming up this weekend, conference season is officially upon us. (Well, it’s officially upon me, at least.) So it’s time for a Show and Tell about conference swag. S.W.A.G. = “Stuff we all get” I’ve scoured the internets to catch a few interesting items. […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Cover Photo Shoots

Romance novel covers are an entity, an institution, icons in and of themselves. So let’s take a look inside cover photo shoots for this week’s Show and Tell. I followed historical author Michelle Willingham‘s series on a Viking photo shoot at the Harlequin office with great interest. Watch how they take a regular looking Joe […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Fonts!

Wait…Fonts? Like the letters? Yup. As writers and readers, we look at fonts all the time, but I bet you never think of them. How very important having the right font is. How it can effect the way you consume, process and enjoy text.

Next Page »