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Posts by Lyn Liao Butler

The Crashers of the WFWA Retreat 2019

This post is not about my experiences at the WFWA Retreat (Women’s Fiction Writers Association) in Albuquerque last week. I had a great time, got a lot of writing done and finally met IRL people I’ve connected with online. But two furry stuffies named Tooey and Cocoa upstaged me so this post is about their…

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How I Got My Agent


I’ve been wanting to write my “How I Got My Agent” post for a while but I’m superstitious. Call it Chinese superstition or just plain old superstition but I thought if I wrote this post, I wouldn’t ever get a publishing deal. But now that my deal is official, I can finally talk about it! Warning, this is…

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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?…

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They Blew Away and Other Stories from the Summer

Summer is over and my little boy is in kindergarten. Coming from a half day preschool, we were worried about how he would handle himself in full day kindergarten. So we decided to put him into full day summer camp this summer. We knew it was going to be a transition, but we didn’t expect…

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The Story of Bear


There is a place where Bears are made, with careful attention and loving care. Because these Bears have a special mission: to help children who didn’t have the best start to life. One day, a new Bear was called and told he had an assignment. He quivered with anticipation as they told him about the…

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Adele, My Savior


I briefly told you about HB’s love for Adele’s music in Letter to Our Adopted Son. But now that he’s been home for ten months and his love for Adele has only grown, I felt it warranted its own post. Ten months ago, our son was living in a Chinese orphanage. He’s lived there for all three…

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Jumping with HB


There’s nothing better than the giggle of a child to lift your spirits when you’re feeling down or stressed. There’s been so much negativity on social media lately that I thought we needed a dose of lightness. So today, I chose to post jumping pictures with HB in my arms. He loves it when his mommy is…

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Bonding Through Yoga

mommy and me yoga

Adoption is not easy. It doesn’t matter how well prepared you thought you were or that you got the sweetest and best little boy in the world. Your whole life has changed completely. To keep from turning into a raving lunatic when the stress got to be too much (although my husband would beg to differ and…

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A Tale of Two Dachshunds and a Little Boy

two dachshunds

Once there were two dachshunds named Pinot and Lokie who had the best life. They lived in a house on the lake and had a big backyard to explore and play. And when they were tired from playing, they could rest in their big comfy bed. Life was good. Then one day, a fire engine…

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Jumping at the Great Wall

Great Wall

At one time, there were two families who didn’t know each other and lived in different states. Then they traveled to China together to get their daughter and son, and now the two families are lifelong friends. Before they met their new daughter and son, they got a chance to explore Beijing and the Great Wall together.…

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