|Birth Date||December 24, 1960|
|Birth Place||Ōita Prefecture, Japan|
Fuyumi Ono (小野 不由美 Ono Fuyumi) is a Japanese novelist who wrote Ghost Hunt. She is best known for writing The Twelve Kingdoms (十二国記 Jūni Kokuki) series, on which a popular anime is based. Her married name is Fuyumi Uchida (内田 不由美 Uchida Fuyumi), but she writes under her maiden name. She is married to Naoyuki Uchida (内田 直行 Uchida Naoyuki), a mystery novelist who writes under the pseudonym Yukito Ayatsuji (綾辻 行人 Ayatsuji Yukito?), the author of the horror novel Another. 
Ono was born in Nakatsu, Ōita, Kyūshū, in 1960. She graduated from Ōtani University in Kyōto with a degree in Buddhist Studies, and in 1988 was employed by the publisher Kōdansha. Her debut novel is entitled Sleepless on Birthday Eve (バースデイ・イブは眠れない bāsudei ibu wa nemurenai).
Before she started work on The Twelve Kingdoms, Ono wrote The Demonic Child (魔性の子 Mashō no Ko), a horror novel about a boy from another world. She later worked certain events from this novel into the Twelve Kingdoms series.
On March 18, 2007, according to an interview at the Anime News Network, she is "currently rewriting a girls’ horror series (she) wrote long ago", speculated to be Ghost Hunt.
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