May is National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and on this second Wednesday of the month, I’m so happy to welcome the lovely Jeannie Lin back to drey’s library! [divider] The Stories I’m Afraid to Tell When people ask me when I decided to become a writer, I give a different answer depending on my mood.[…]Read more
Jeannie Lin started writing in 2005 while she was teaching high school. After a long journey through rejections and contests and revisions, her manuscript, Butterfly Swords, won the 2009 Golden Heart® award for historical romance. Her first two books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and her second novel, The Dragon and the Pearl, was listed as one of Library Journal’s Best Romances of 2011. Check the Books section for information on individual titles and release dates.
Her stories are inspired by her love of adventure, history, and fantasy in both western and Asian traditions. From an early age she was fascinated by legends of King Arthur and the fantasy of Lord of the Rings as well as the Chinese wuxia (martial arts) fiction. As a result, she writes heroic characters in epic situations while interweaving a strong romance to make larger than life characters human.
Oh, I was so excited when I saw Gunpowder Alchemy up for review on NetGalley. Steampunk! In CHINA! [divider] drey’s thoughts: So, I was all excited to read Gunpowder Alchemy, for its setting and genre, and author Jeannie Lin’s very-researched backdrops to her stories. So I’m extremely bummed that I won’t be rating this one[…]Read more