Butterfly Swords Release Day

Blog tour: Celebrate release day over at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood as fellow sister Shea Berkley hits me with the tough questions.


When I was in ninth grade, my English teacher, Phyllis Molloff, had us write these time capsule letters to ourselves which she returned at the end of our senior year. In it, we wrote what we wanted to accomplish by senior year, but we also wrote about our dreams for the future. To remind ourselves.

I remember writing that I wanted to publish one book in my lifetime. One book on the shelves in bookstores.

I didn’t know anything about publishing or writing careers. I didn’t know that most writers wrote many, many books, one after another. Writing one book seemed like a nearly insurmountable goal to me. But it was a dream so I wrote it down.

And now it’s here.

To everyone who has supported Butterfly Swords: Thank you. Thank you so very much. I never imagined this little book would get so much attention.

I’m hitting the friendly skies today to head to my first book signing at the Emerald City Writer’s Conference. So I invite you into the secret dungeon of my office for this video:


  1. Darynda Jones
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 22:37:56

    I’m so excited for you, sis!!!! Enjoy the moment!

  2. Vi
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 01:07:14

    Congrats on your book debut! Looking forward to future releases!

  3. Michelle Henriques-Wilson
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 03:09:26

    Yay! It’s Oct 1st, your debut! I feel like a proud mama watching her child go to her first prom. I wish you lots & lots of success & many more books on future shelves. Congratulations, all your very hard work has paid off so revel in the moment!

  4. RFLong
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 06:14:56

    Yay Jeannie! Congratulations.

    Showing it off to everyone! 🙂

  5. Dara
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 07:59:56

    Happy release day! Now I must go to the store and get it! 🙂

  6. jeannie
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 19:26:30

    Congratulations JL!! You have to tell me if you ever have a book signing in Simi 🙂

  7. Yvonne Sanders
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 23:32:34

    Hey, Jeannie (gotta get used to that name…pretty!), nice website! I will definitely get a copy. CONGRATS, my dear! I will be sure to spread the word at the office that you are a published author! ^_^

    Gee, I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but became a musician instead…now I just blow a lot of hot air into a set of bagpipes! =) Can’t wait to read your book!


  8. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 06:17:03

    Thank you for all the shout outs! It’s looking like I really should do a booksigning in Southern California. If only there were a central place between the OC and Simi Valley. 🙂

  9. Deborah
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 14:22:19

    Hey Jeannie! Congrats on your debut! Just went and bought the book..can’t wait to read! An OC signing would be awesome!! 🙂

  10. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 12:26:15

    Thanks Deborah! I hope you enjoy it. And I’m looking at Southern California now…so little time, so many people to meet. 🙂