Introducing My New Author Website

I have a new author website! Wait, what? Most of you know me as a former dancer, personal training, group fitness and yoga instructor and maybe even a purse designer with an etsy store. And you know I write blogs but did you know I am also an author? That I actually wrote a book? Actually three books?

Yes, yes I did. And not children’s books like some of my blog posts. But books for adults, books that can be categorized as book club fiction, or multicultural fiction or women’s fiction. And this year, back in January, I signed with a literary agent, Rachel Brooks from BookEnds Literary Agency!

Here’s my author photo for now (and yes, Pinot had to be in it. Lokie was too but she ran away at the last minute):

author website

FYI for those not in the publishing world – it is now virtually impossible to be traditionally published without an agent. You must have an agent who will then submit your book to publishing houses, especially the Big 5 (Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and MacMillan). But finding an agent is hard. You query and query, hoping your book will stand out in the agents’ slush piles.

It took me 3.5 years from the first query I sent out to signing with my agent. For this reason, I didn’t tell many people that I wrote. It felt like a dirty secret because I couldn’t justify all the time I spent writing with nothing to show for it. So often, writers feel like this but now, with social media and especially the #writingcommunity on twitter, writers don’t have to suffer alone anymore. I’ve found a community of writers and can finally open up and tell my friends and family that yes, I am a writer.

I transported my blog onto my new author website and lost all my subscribers. If you still want to read my funny and touching (un-funny? un-touching?) posts like A Tale of Two Dachshunds and a Little Boy , please consider subscribing again. The Subscribe to Lyn’s Blog box is to the right of this page (or under the posts if you are reading this from your phone).

And to get news of events like book signings, giveaways, etc, sign up for my newsletter – at the top of every page (this is different from the blog. You’ll only get an email when there are events and news). Because I have some exciting news that I can hopefully share soon!

Can’t wait to see what the rest of this year brings!


Lyn (AUTHOR! Who has also been/still is a ballet and modern dancer, concert pianist, gym and fitness studio owner, personal trainer, fitness instructor, yoga teacher, purse designer and all around dachshund obsessed person. And no, I’m not an over-achiever.)


  1. Sue gettinger on August 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Can’t wait to read. Have loved everything so far

    • Lyn Liao Butler on August 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      You’re such a great supporter Sue! Thank you!

      • Kelly Ralston (KEHuston) on August 12, 2019 at 8:39 am

        Looks great! I’m a twitter follower and look forward to reading more than 280 characters of you at a time.

        • Lyn Liao Butler on August 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm

          Aw, thanks!

          • Emily on August 19, 2019 at 5:08 pm

            You are great!

    • Stacy antelo on August 11, 2019 at 8:51 am

      Hip hip hooray!!!!!

  2. JULIA GOSSETT on August 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulation Lyn! I am sure you are a great writer, just like everything you do, just great! XO

  3. janet e nero on August 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    congratulations….huge accomplishment!!!!! xoxo

  4. Christine Adler on August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Haha! Yes, I’m afraid you are definitely an overachiever. And I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to read your books, and I love your new site! Congrats!

    • Lyn Liao Butler on August 10, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      But my mom’s not a Tiger mom! 🙂 Thank you!

  5. Suzanne Butler on August 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Yay Lyn!! I’m thrilled for you!

  6. allison heck on August 10, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    So excited for you!

  7. Tracy Serafini on August 11, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Congratulations!! That’s great news!

  8. Susan Gleicher on August 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I’m so excited for you. Can’t wait for the book to come out so I can tell everyone I know to read it😘

  9. ALEX LINDQUIST on August 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Can’t wait to read it!!

    • Lyn Liao Butler on August 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Yay! And can’t wait to read what you write next!

  10. Lisa Hauptner on August 12, 2019 at 11:43 am

    So happy for you, Lyn! If your book is as enjoyable as you and your classes, then it will be amazing!

    Much continued love and success!

    • Lyn Liao Butler on August 14, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      🙂 I’m glad you don’t consider my classes torture!

  11. Liza on August 12, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Wow ! Amazing! You are an amazing human being! My best wishes for you and your lovely family!!

  12. HFL on August 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Great job!!

  13. Larry Lin on August 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    You’re such a multi-talented person. Your family must be very proud of you! I know we are!!! Please keep up with the excellent work! And please keep surprising and amazing us with your other hidden talents!!! Best wishes and much success!!!

  14. Laurie Lin on August 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I’m so excited for you! You seem to achieve all you challenging goals by giving your best and all and that’s simply admirable! Wish you great success in all that you do! So proud of you!!!

  15. Albert Lin on August 26, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    A book is a window to life, of the author as well as of the reader. Your life has been multifaceted, rich and interesting. I look forwards to reading your books.

  16. Huei Chung Lu on September 5, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Congratulations ! You are so talented and hardworking.

  17. David Shih on September 7, 2019 at 7:55 pm


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