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 – Back to School

Apologies: The originally scheduled “Star Wars” edition post had to be pulled back due to me not yet having permissions for the images I wanted to post. I present to you instead a topic that is on many of our minds this week: Back To School And the twinsies already have their first assignment before […]

Show and Tell Wednesday – Vintage romance covers

I was looking for public domain romance cover images, as one does, and came across these from, a repository of scanned comic book covers in the public domain. What can I say? I LOVE the titles. I think they’d still work today! The love triangle. A timeless trope indeed. Aww, the classic clinch cover. […]

Show and Tell Wednesday – Coloring Books

There are few things I’m braggish about, but one of them is coloring. I’ve got mad coloring skills. Hubby chuckles whenever it happens. I’ll sit down or kneel down next to my twinsies as they color (which usually to them means a few scribbles before peeling crayons and breaking them). Or I’ll pick up a […]

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. đŸ™‚ So […]

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 […]

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