Jacinta Howard is an Atlanta-based award-nominated culture and music writer. She's served as the entertainment editor at Upscale Magazine, the music editor at Rolling Out, an editor at Rock The Bells, and a contributing arts and music writer at Creative Loafing. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Paste Magazine, BET, Shondaland, The Source, Denver Westword, HipHopDX, XXL Magazine, The Asheville Citizen-Times, Thrillist, and Eater Atlanta, where in 2022 she was nominated for an ASME Award. Additionally, her journalism work was featured in a time capsule honoring hip-hop's 50th anniversary by the City of Atlanta.
Beyond journalism, Jacinta is an award-nominated novelist. She has authored over ten books, including the USA Today "Must Read" new adult novel, 'Happiness In Jersey' from her Amazon bestselling series, The Prototype. Her books have been highlighted in OkayAfrica, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Access Atlanta, Rough Draft Atlanta, and Book Riot.