Jacinta Howard is an Atlanta-based culture and music writer/editor.
Her work has appeared in Atlanta magazine, BET,
Creative Loafing, Denver Westword,
Eater, Uptown Magazine, ShondaLand,
Rock The Bells, HipHopDX, Paste Magazine,
The Asheville Citizen-Times, and Thrillist among many others.
In 2014, she self-published her debut novel, Better Than Okay.
It was nominated for a RONE Award, which honors the very best books in the indie and small publishing industry. She's since published over ten contemporary romance novels, including the USA Today "Must Read" new adult novel, Happiness In Jersey from her bestselling series, The Prototype. Her stories often explore the intricacies of relationships, healing, and the bumps we experience along the road to real intimacy. Her books have been noted in OkayAfrica, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Access Atlanta, USA Today, and Book Riot.
Jacinta was raised mostly in Denver (by way of Kansas) and graduated from Clark Atlanta University. She digs summertime and flip flops, deep bass lines and good lyrics, goofy jokes and kind people. Her happy place is hanging on the beach somewhere with her family, preferably with a good book and a dope playlist.