Hi. I’m J. Ember Hintz and I write genre bending science fiction and fantasy with a heaping dose of steamy romance. You’ll meet spectral assassins, apathetic ancient gods, and vicious alien queens in my worlds, but never a damsel in distress. I love creating dark contemporary worlds and lush alternate realities ripe with mythology and magic.

My stories revolve around bad ass heroines and unexpected heroes who learn to embrace their power and fight for their hard earned happily ever afters.

My debut novel, The Ash Gardeners, was a 2021 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist, and 2022 Book Life Prize by Publisher’s Weekly Quarter Finalist.

I live near the ocean with my family and the occasional ghost. My alter ego enjoys a successful career in the wedding industry. Job perks include an unlimited supply of cake, champagne, and IRL HEAs. When I’m not making dreams come true, or breathing life into fictional characters, you can find me in the studio throwing paint at a canvas and hoping for the best.

Fun Facts: J. Ember is my real first initial and middle name. I LOVE to read and am feral for bad ass FMCs, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, and grumpy protector romance tropes, and I believe the villain is the most important character in every story.