I write character-driven fiction for adults and teens. My books are published by Simon and Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Macmillan.

On the adult side of the fence, I’m the author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy novels for Pocket Books (about Cady Bell, a magically gifted Tiki bar owner and the demons who love her). It’s been nominated for RT Book Reviews Editor’s Choice awards (twice), picked as one of Barnes and Noble SciFi-Fantasy blog’s Best of Paranormal Fiction, and received high marks from Publishers Weekly (“exciting all the way through”).

I also write the Roaring Twenties novels for Berkley Sensation, standalone sexy romances with paranormal mysteries set in 1920s San Francisco. The first book, BITTER SPIRITS (a scarred bootlegger, a spirit medium, and a ghostly curse in Chinatown), garnered starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and was a Top Pick in RT Book Reviews. The third book, GRAVE PHANTOMS, comes out in May 2015.

Fall 2015, my first young adult book will be released in hardcover. The book is called THE ANATOMICAL SHAPE OF A HEART, and it’s a contemporary romance about two creative teens: a reserved anatomy artist and an anonymous, Banksy-esque graffiti artist. It will be published in the U.S. (Fiewel & Friends/Macmillan) and across the pond in the U.K. (Simon and Schuster UK), and will be translated into German (Carlsen/Königskinder), Spanish, and Portuguese (V&R Editoras).


If you’re looking for updates on all my books and writerly activities, including series news, guest blogs, and other miscellany, you’ll find them under the NEWS tab. For more personal interaction, chat me up on Twitter (@Jenn_Benn). If you want to peek at photos that have inspired past and future books, follow me on Pinterest or Tumblr. I don’t spend a lot of time on Facebook, but I try to keep it fairly updated for those who prefer to get information there.


Links to interviews, guest blogs, character sketches, a Tambuku Tiki Lounge playlist, and more.


You’ll find a contact form here, if you’d like to send me correspondence. And if you’re a blogger/reviewer/industry professional looking for info about my agent/publishers/publicist, you’ll find that here, too.