ABOUT

Hi there, I’m Jennifer Hillier. I imagine the worst about people, and then write about it. My newest psychological thriller, Little Secrets, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Anthony Award, and is available now from Minotaur Books. I’m also the author of Jar of Hearts (Minotaur), Creep, Freak, The Butcher, and Wonderland (Gallery Books). Jar of Hearts was shortlisted for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and it won the Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel in 2019.

I was in born in Toronto, but I spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all my novels are set. I’m a Seahawks fan but I married a Packers guy. We have a young son who looks most like me when he’s crying. I’m afraid of the dark and can’t sleep unless I’ve checked the locks on the doors several times. I love writing when it’s raining, sleeping when it’s sunny, and reading after everyone else has gone to bed. I cherish my family (those who read, and those who don’t), and my friends (those who write, and those who don’t).

I also have a newsletter, which I mostly forget to write and send out, but when I do, it’s pretty good. You can sign up here.

You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but hopefully not every day. I’m currently writing my seventh novel, due out in Spring 2022.