Welcome to my world. I’m J. Ember Hintz and I write romance and gothic fiction with speculative and supernatural elements. You’ll meet murderous disembodied spirits, human clones, psychic cyborgs, and apathetic ancient gods in my stories, but never a damsel in distress. 

My debut novel, THE ASH GARDENERS, (August 2022) is a 2021 RWA KOD DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MYSTERY/SUSPENSE finalist.

I live in coastal Virginia with my husband, children, and the occasional ghost.

When I’m not breathing life into fictional characters, you can find me in the studio throwing paint at a canvas and hoping for the best. I also love to travel and plan all of my vacations around food.

Fun Fact – J. Ember is my real first initial and middle name.