Jennifer Bellak is an American author of paranormal romance novels and urban fantasy novels under the pen name Jenna Black. She published one novel under her married name, Jennifer Barlow and at least two short stories under her maiden name.
Jenna Black was raised in Philadelphia. She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University and has remained in the Research Triangle area in the years since. She once aspired to be a primatologist, but ended up writing technical documentation. Her first mass market paperback, Watchers in the Night (Tor Paranormal Romance), came out in 2006.
Black is represented by the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.