Jeannie Lin


Jeannie Lin grew up fascinated with stories of Western epic fantasy as well as Eastern martial arts adventures. When her best friend introduced her to romance novels in middle school, the stage was set. Jeannie started writing her first romance while working as a high school science teacher in South Central Los Angeles. After four years of trying to break into publishing with an Asian-set historical, her 2009 Golden Heart® Award–winning manuscript, Butterfly Swords, sold to Harlequin Mills & Boon. With two releases and four more upcoming titles all set in the Tang Dynasty, she's keeping her fingers crossed that this hard-sell genre will one day be hard to resist.

As a technical consultant, backpacker, and vacation junkie, she's traveled all over the United States as well as Europe, South Korea, Japan, China and Vietnam. She's now happily settled in St. Louis with her wonderfully supportive husband, and she continues to journey to exotic locations in her stories.

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Pieces of Paper: A short story set in Tokyo
Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A chance encounter brings a hint of romance to a young woman's journey through the streets of Tokyo. Author Jeannie Lin's semi-autobiographical short story explores questions of identity and connectedness in the digital age. Author's note: All proceeds from the sale of this story will be donated to the Red Cross for the relief effort in Japan.

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  • Devil's Heart on May 21, 2010

    A steamy romantic interlude between an American musician traveling in Ireland and the Irish bartender who woos her. I loved the homey feeling of the pub and was completely swept off my feet by Patrick. I kept on imagining Liam Neeson's brogue. A sexy, fun story.