Jena E Pincott
Jena Pincott writes about the quirky, hidden side of science — the shocking, subconscious, under-the-radar stuff. Her latest book is WITS GUTS GRIT: All-Natural Biohacks For Raising Smart, Resilient Kids. Her previous books include 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.” 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, Scientific America, Nautilus, Oprah.com/OWN,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.
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. Jena lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.