I am a French-Canadian writer living in Montréal, a historical city with its fair share of ghostly legends. I set most of my stories here, and I love taking strolls in my neighborhood to admire its inspiring Victorian houses. 

In college, I studied creative writing, translation, literature, and film. I took a long detour in screenwriting and filmmaking before I began writing novels. My taste in books (and music and film) is eclectic. My favorite authors include Sarina Bowen, Denise Grover Swank, J.D. Salinger, Shannon Mayer, Liz Talley, K.F. Breene, and Pippa Grant. In screenplay format, I have written romantic comedies, mysteries, women-in-peril suspense, and comedic horror. While I currently write paranormal mystery novels, I’d like to write romantic comedies under a pen name someday.

When I was a child, I saw the Disney movie Child of Glass, which made quite an impression on me. Along with The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, I think this is where I got the inspiration to write paranormal stories decades later.

My name is pronounced “zsa-saint” and when I was in my late twenties/early thirties, I had the fantastic opportunity of living in the San Francisco Bay area and in Upstate New York for a few years.

I started turning grey in high school, dyed my hair black for a decade, and then got tired of looking like a skunk five minutes after a new dye job. The white had spread widely and was winning, and despite my daughter’s protest that I would look ancient, I decided to let nature do its thing. And I’m glad I did. Even if sometimes young people offer me their seats on public transport.

Despite living in a downtown condo, I have a huge bin of hay in my living room for Jackson, our free-range Holland lop rabbit.

I am currently working on my Elenora Bello paranormal mysteries series, which will span four books, and planning a spin-off series with a paranormal women’s fiction flavor and told from the point of view of Elenora’s witchy friends.

I hope you’ll connect with my characters and stories, and I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line at jacintheauthor@gmail.com.