Jena Pincott writes about the quirky, hidden side of science — the shocking, subconscious, under-the-radar stuff. She is the author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: Exploring the Surprising Science of Pregnancy, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal for mixing “science with wit, personal anecdote, and playful humor.” Her previous book, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?, on the science of love and attraction, is translated in 17 languages and received a starred review in Publishers Weekly.Her books have been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox News, CBS’ The Early Show, NPR, Big Think, Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku, and many other TV and radio programs. Jena’s science writing and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Oprah.com/OWN, Psychology Today, Nautilus, and other publications.
Jena graduated with a dual major in Biology and Media Studies from Hampshire College. Seeking a happy medium, she worked on science documentaries for PBS, and then moved on to publishing. She was a senior editor at Random House, and, before that, an editor at John Wiley & Sons. She received an M.A. from New York University; her thesis was on science and the sublime in the works of Thomas Pynchon.
Jena’s other books run the gamut from self-help and motivation: (Mom Candy, Healing and the bestseller Success) to science, technology, and history (Technomanifestos, Making the Cisco Connection). She writes science fiction as a hobby and blogs at Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, and teaches occasionally at Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Jena lives in New York City with her husband, Peter, and two young daughters.