Thank you so much

Thank you to all the friends, family members & fans who have encouraged and supported me.

Thank you to all the people on the interwebs who have put up banners and covers and started talking about Butterfly Swords long before it was available

To all the book bloggers who interviewed and blogged

To all the Tweeters who helped get the word out

To crazy friends who’ve talked up the book in bookstores to absolute strangers

To the bookmark and postcard posse who have taken postcards as far as Hawaii and Australia!

To reviewers who read the book and took the time to write up a review

To all the readers who recommended Butterfly Swords for book clubs and book chats.

Basically to everyone online and on the ground who’s taken the time to tell someone, just one other someone about Butterfly Swords, I wholeheartedly thank you. This Launch Celebration has exceeded all my wildest expectations. I feel like Butterfly Swords and The Taming of Mei Lin are surrounded by goodwill and generosity.

All that’s left to do is pass out gifts, right? I’ll draw the three grand prize winners tonight and post the names tomorrow morning. I’m almost done annotating the book, the twin swords are resting in my office, and the color poster looks fabulous.

In the meantime, virtual cake for everyone!


  1. Laurie London
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 08:58:07

    Looks yummy! I’ll take a piece.

    I have Butterfly Swords and can’t wait to read it. So excited for you.

  2. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 09:22:25

    @Laurie – You get the very first slice, which usually has extra frosting. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the book!

  3. Maisey Yates
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 09:35:41

    Woohoo!! Great cake! *iz skeered if I cut it will cut me back*

    This is an amazing book, Jeannie! A fabulous debut! You deserve the whole cake all to yourself. I can’t wait to read more of your books!

  4. Gail Dayton
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 09:39:56

    I want a piece with a sword on it. (I don’t like much icing, so want the middle) 😉

  5. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 10:14:11

    @Maisey – Thank you and right back atcha for His Virgin Acquisition. And I confess, I ate too much of the real cake myself. It was a three hour signing and I was getting hungry. it was delicious. 🙂

    @Gail – The sword is yours!

  6. Rene
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 11:29:47

    What a beautiful cake! So glad the launch is going well.

  7. Walt M
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 13:21:29

    Forget the cake. How about an autographed picture of the model of the cover?

  8. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 13:42:16

    @Rene – Thanks Rene. I couldn’t be happier!

    @Walt – I’ve been asked if the cover is me, which always surprises me. She’s a lot fiercer than I am. 🙂

  9. J.C. Martin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 14:26:03

    Congratulations on the book! I am very intrigued and will look out for it, especially since I love wuxia films and am an avid martial arts instructor. I am looking forward to learning the Bat Cham Dao once I achieve a higher grade. 🙂

  10. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 14:44:56

    Hi JC! Glad to meet you.
    You’ll have to let me know if you get a chance to read whether the butterfly swords scenes seem realistic. My bat cham dao experience consists of a one weekend workshop.

  11. Eve
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 16:37:36

    Congratulations on the book! Here’s to more fun times ahead 🙂

  12. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 19:43:02

    @Eve – Cheers to that. To good times to come. 😉

  13. Lexie C.
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 00:11:42

    I’ll take a piece of the cake in lieu of a prize if I’m not one of the lucky ones drawn 😀 Dessert always equals WIN VICTORY for me XD

    More seriously, congrats Jeannie!! Thank you for working so hard on such a great book and I look forward to the next (twenty dozen) one!