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I’ve decided that pretty much my mum is always right. *sigh* As if she wasn’t always right before! She’s going to be intolerable now.

I told her I might want to do an ad in a Vietnamese newspaper for Butterfly Swords. She told me to forget the ad. Just send a copy of the book to them. So I did and the editor passed it down to one of the journalists who read it and then called me for an interview.

I thought it was just going to be an online feature, but yesterday I received a package in the mail which contained this:

I was more than a bit flabbergasted because that’s the entire front page of the English language insert of Nguoi Viet, the largest Vietnamese newspaper. THE ENTIRE PAGE.

Butterfly Swords takes up almost a fourth of the layout and the picture of me hugging my book is huge too. I’m completely dumbfounded. I must send a big ol’ thank you note tomorrow once the room stops spinning.


  1. Daz
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 00:47:52

    That’s just pretty damn cool!

  2. Daz
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 00:48:13

    Oh yeah, and what did the article say?

  3. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 05:45:41

    Thanks Daz! It was an interview asking me about my writing. I think there’s an online version I can link. Let me find it. πŸ™‚

  4. Judy at LASR
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 09:46:53

    How exciting! Congratulations and may it turn into many many sales πŸ™‚

  5. drey
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 11:09:52

    awesome!! πŸ™‚

  6. Stephanie Draven
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 12:18:12

    OMG! Your mom is a genius πŸ˜‰ Her daughter’s not half bad either.

  7. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 12:31:04

    @Judy – Thanks for the well wishes! More important than sales, this is THE newspaper that my family reads and everyone talks about. Nguoi Viet is huge in the OC and Garden Grove/Westminster in California where my family lives. For me, it’s like making the features section of the Times. πŸ™‚

    @drey – I know!!!

    @Stephanie – I would not be surprised if my mom somehow used her Godfather like influence. Sure, she’s just a real estate broker, but I’m convinced she’s got some voodoo powers.

  8. Jax Cassidy
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 12:59:22

    You’re a celeb now! πŸ™‚ Even though you have a Chinese name. LOL

  9. Inez Kelley
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 16:57:50

    Well look at you!

  10. Leigh Royals
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 17:04:15

    Oh that is so cool, Im proud of you !

  11. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 18:51:51

    @Jax – the journalist did ask if she could print my real name and also asked why I chose “Jeannie Lin.” So the article reveals my Clark Kent identity

    @Inez & @Leigh – Hee hee…thank you…I’m still giggling

  12. Daz
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 02:22:06

    Google is a wonderful thing. I found the article.

  13. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 08:47:17

    @Daz – Oh nice! I haven’t googled yet. Odd when I go a day without googling myself. *hangs head in shame*

  14. Dara
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:43:26

    Super awesome!!!

  15. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 12:26:50

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  17. debbi shaw
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 22:50:33

    very cool and enter me in holiday thingy