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

To SWAG or Not to SWAG – Revisited

In 2013, I wrote a post titled “To Swag or Not to Swag”, on one part confessing my swag addiction, but also discussing my take on when it’s good to swag and what sort of benefits authors can expect from it. Now, four years later with the spring/summer conference season looming ahead, authors are still […]

Love Between The Covers Documentary

For the last five years, documentary film maker Laurie Kahn and crew have been following players within the romance industry, culminating in the Love Between the Covers documentary which released earlier this year. This last Saturday, the film showed at the St. Louis Film Festival followed by a panel of published romance authors from the […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: On one hand…

  An idea stolen, ahem, borrowed from the “Hand in Hand” photo series created by Wofford College for  SharedWorlds 2013. I know I tell this story often, so please excuse me if you’ve heard it: I was about to sign up for my first fiction-writing class, a course that met once a week on Tuesday […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Infographics

In honor of the Ruby Accountability Group as well as upcoming NanoWriMo season, I thought this infographic was appropriate:  by Anna Vital at They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and never was this more true than now in the age of Facebook and Pinterest and Instagram and the list goes […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Baseball. Just Baseball.

At an ice cream social for my twinsies’ school, they had a silent auction. I made a tactical error and bid on two sets of Cardinals’ tickets, hoping to win one. Guess who ended up with two sets of tickets the same week? Things have been so crazy around here with the house stuff and […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Choose Your Own Adventures

Remember these? I used to go through them like candy. I recently learned that they’re now printing new ones and of course had to grab the Tang Dynasty set CYOA: Chinese Dragons. Choose Your Own Adventures are not just for kids. There’s quite a glut of romance and erotic adventures. Don’t you love the alliterative […]

Show and Tell Wednesday – Star Wars Edition

So I learned that last Friday was dubbed “Force Friday”, a special date where a bunch of Star Wars merchandise was released into the wild to drum up a commercial frenzy prior to the release of the next installment – “The Force Awakens” in theaters in December. As I set out for my normal round […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Book Nooks

All my life, I’ve wanted a room for just my books. With the new house, I finally have a study/library that’s all my own. Well, I do share with the twinsies and the cat–it is the best room in the house, after all. But it gets better! Look at what else the room has… A […]

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