Welcome to my world. I’m J. Ember Hintz and I write slow burn romance with sci-fi and supernatural elements featuring hot-mess heroines who save themselves. You’ll meet murderous disembodied spirits, human clones, psychic cyborgs, apathetic ancient gods, and eco aliens in my books, but never a damsel in distress. 

My debut novel, THE ASH GARDENERS, was a finalist in the 2021 DAPHNE DE MAURIER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE by the RWA Kiss of Death Chapter.

I live in coastal Virginia with my husband, kids, two hyper poodles, 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.

My alter ego is a Wedding and Event Venue Director. Job perks include an endless supply of cake, champagne, and IRL HEAs.

Fun Fact – Ember is my real middle name.