Hello! I'm A.J. Schmitz, and I'm a mystery and thriller author.

I was born in Madison, Wisconsin - Sadly, I rarely eat cheese. I've spent time as a gypsy living across four continents in places like Lebanon, Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, Canada, and Turkey. I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I release several books per year, but these books are not just entertainment for your imagination - I also seek to add value by incorporating subtle themes and philosophical musings.

What I care about most is using my words to leave a mark on your imagination.


Schmitz has a way with words. It’s the kind of writing that’s so smooth, you want to go home with it after a really sexy night out.
— Liv H.
AJS is a great writer! I’m looking forward to reading more of his work!
— Amirah R.