If I could describe what’s inside my head right now, it’s like the first trip to Disneyland when you’re walking down Main Street and, oh my gosh, everything looks amazing and smells so good and the moment you turn your head there’s something new.
And you don’t want to miss any of it in case Mom and Dad never take you here again.
I’m a published author, finally…
It’s my release day for The Taming of Mei Lin! It’s also my digital release day for Butterfly Swords. Yes, indeed. You can buy the digital version of Butterfly Swords and The Taming of Mei Lin from eHarlequin. “Mei Lin” is also available via Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you want a hard copy of Butterfly Swords, you’ll have to wait for October 1st. One more month…I’m bouncing with excitement.
Official Launch Celebration kicks off
The official launch celebration kicks off today. Spread the word and be entered in the celebration drawings to be held September 15, October 1, and October 15. Fans and friends have already started spreading the word. Check out the official Butterfly Swords promotion page at http://www.butterfly-swords.com
The blog tour also kicks off today. I’ll be giving away download codes for The Taming of Mei Lin from eHarlequin at a couple guest blogs. The first one is today The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood where I blog about “Writing Short and Not So Sweet“. Check out the rest of the Blog Tour for the rest of the month and October.
Warrior Women Month
To celebrate my feisty heroines and honor the strong women who inspired them, I’m dedicating September to Warrior Women on my blog. I’ll be featuring interviews from three kick-butt warrior women throughout the month: Wing Chun instructor Mandy Sayah, stuntwoman and Ninja Warrior Luci Romberg, and swords expert Linda Heenan. We’ll also be chatting about our favorite heroines – real and fictional throughout the month.
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Artwork for Butterfly Swords
I saved the best for last. I was so thrilled to sell my first book, that I splurged a little and commissioned artwork from one of my favorite DeviantArtists, Wendy (Cha Cha) aka schumy330.I’ll be adding an autographed, color print of this to the Grand Prize drawing.
Her depiction of Ryam and Ai Li nearly brought tears to my eyes. I even love the little palanquin in the background and the armored soldiers. *sniffs*
P.S. Yes, I know that’s a jian she’s holding and not a butterfly sword (dao). It’s PERFECT and GORGEOUS.
Jamal W. Hankins
Sep 01, 2010 @ 03:43:51
Congrats on the release! Great Job!
Sep 01, 2010 @ 06:41:26
Beautiful, Jeannie! Congrats, this is so exciting!
Sep 01, 2010 @ 06:48:23
Thanks JW & Louisa!
This is a lot all at once, but all very, very good.
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Sep 01, 2010 @ 08:30:23
Oh, Jeannie! The artwork is beautiful! The digital cover is too – but the piece you commisoned is just . . . *speechless*
Congrats on your release and upcoming release! So happy for you.
Sep 01, 2010 @ 09:14:34
I agree! PERFECT & GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations!!!
Sep 01, 2010 @ 10:06:51
Congratulations!! It’s a great feeling and it never goes away 🙂
I just downloaded Mei Lin onto my ipad 🙂 can’t wait to read it!
Sep 01, 2010 @ 12:29:53
Congratulations! May the rest of your publishing experience be as exciting as today!
Sep 01, 2010 @ 12:41:26
@Jen & @Joan: Thanks! The artist was one of my favorites from deviantart, but she just outdid herself on Butterfly Swords. Or maybe it’s like a baby thing? Yours always looks the best!
@Kate: Yay! I hope you enjoy it!!
@Pat: Thank you! I can hope…this is the story I brainstormed with our crew too. I mentioned that in the acknowledgements. 🙂
Sep 01, 2010 @ 13:17:07
I just bought Mei Lin but I’ll force myself to wait for the print version of Butterfly Swords so you can sign it. Congratulations on this long awaited day. Celebrate–you’ve earned it.
Sep 01, 2010 @ 15:41:18
The artwork looks beautiful! Congrats on the release! I’ve already pre-ordered Butterfly Swords on Amazon so I’ll have to wait until October for my copy. I will be buying Mei Lin today too. 😀 Congratulations again!
Sep 01, 2010 @ 19:27:54
And lady, do you ever get the great covers and art! What a launch 🙂
I don’t have an ebook, but I’ll get it somehow.
Like Megan, I’ll look forward to the hard copy of Butterfly Swords, though.
Hope you had a rousing day!
Sep 01, 2010 @ 20:49:33
@Megan & @Barb – I’m so thrilled that many readers are venturing into ebooks for The Taming of Mei Lin. I hope you enjoy…and looking forward to signing at the chapter meeting along with those…ahem…other authors. 🙂
@Jennie – thanks for the congrats! I hope you enjoy the stories. I loved writing them.
Sep 02, 2010 @ 00:15:57
Happy (belated) release day, Jeannie! May your books soar into the hands of readers!!
Sep 02, 2010 @ 14:53:07
Congratulations on your digital release day, Jeannie!!
Best wishes for a wonderful writing career! 😀
I love the commissioned artwork. Wow. How stunning!!!
I just want to confirm that The Taming of Mei Lin is a prequel of sorts to Butterfly Swords, is that right? I need to know because I am a stickler for reading all these story lines in order. 😉
Sep 03, 2010 @ 06:44:28
The Taming of Mei Lin is a prequel to Butterfly Swords. It happens about 50 years before.
Each one is able to be read on its own, but I hope readers do get a little more out of both stories if they read them both. 🙂