Jill Neimark

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Jill Neimark
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OccupationAuthor of adult and children's fiction and veteran science journalist

Jill Neimark is an American writer.

Neimark has written one adult novel, a thriller titled Bloodsong,[1][2] which was published in both hardcover and paperback and translated into German, Italian, and Hebrew. She has also published numerous children's books:I Want Your Moo (which was written with psychologist Marcella Bakur Weiner and won the 2010 Teacher's Choice Award),Toodles & Teeny which won a Mom's Choice Award for Excellence,The Hugging Tree,The Secret Spiral and The Golden Rectangle,[3] among others. She co-authored, with bioethicist Stephen Post, Ph.D., Why Good Things Happen to Good People, which was translated and published in Japan, Brazil, Russia, Portugal, India, Sweden, and Taiwan.[4][5][6]

Neimark has also been published in the New York Times,[7] Discover Magazine, Scientific American, Science, Aeon, NPR, Nautilus and Psychology Today on topics ranging from biology and physics to the mind and the soul. She has written poetry for the Massachusetts Review, Borderlands, Cimarron Review, and The New York Quarterly. She is a contributing editor for Discover Magazine, and has published numerous stories there on subjects ranging from human evolution to curing HIV. Her April 2007 cover story in Discover Magazine, "Understanding Autism"[8] won the 2007 award from the Autism Society of America.[9][10][11]

The Secret Spiral was described by the award-winning kidlit blog, There's a Book, as a cross between Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll.


  • Ice Cream!, 1986, 64 pages, Hastings House Publishers, ISBN 978-0-8038-3440-8
  • The Nose Knows, 1990, Hastings House Publishers, ISBN 978-0-8038-9297-2
  • Bloodsong, 1993, 275 pages, Random House, ISBN 978-0-679-42005-7
  • I Want Your Moo!: A Story for Children About Self-Esteem (Paperback), 1994, 32 pages, Magination Press, ISBN 978-0-945354-65-9 (with Marcella Bakur Weiner, and Jairo Barragan)reissued 2010, (Hardcover and Paperback)
  • Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Research That Proves the Link Between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by Stephen Post, Ph.D. and Jill Neimark, 2007, 294 pages, Broadway Books, ISBN 978-0-7679-2017-9
  • The Secret Spiral by Gillian Neimark, 2011, 210 pages, Aladdin, ISBN 978-1-4169-8040-7
  • The Golden Rectangle by Gillian Neimark, 2013, Aladdin, ISBN 978-1-4169-8042-1
  • Toodles & Teeny (Hardcover and Paperback), 2013, 32 pages, Magination Press, ISBN 978-1433811982
  • The Hugging Tree (Hardcover and Paperback), 2015, 32 pages, Magination Press, ISBN 978-1433819087


  1. ^ Pleasure and poison: in love with a killer; Lisa Meyer. Houston Chronicle. Houston, Tex.: January 2, 1994. pg. 21.
  2. ^ Steamy Sex, a Little Murder and Intrigue-It's All Here, Jonathan Kirsch. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: September 8, 1993. ; p. 2
  3. ^ In The Golden Rectangle, two girls battle a tiny tyrant; Tracy Grant. The Washington Post. February 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Frisbie, David. "Why Good Things Happen to Good People (book review)". Armchair Interviews. Retrieved June 24, 2007. Archived June 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Barrick, Audrey (April 8, 2007). "Giving Increases Good Fortune, Happiness". The Christian Post. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2018.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  6. ^ Neimark, Jill. "Open Mind, Open Heart: The Good Life." immunesupport.com, reprinted with permission from Spirituality & Health Magazine. June 8, 2007. Retrieved June 24, 2007. Archived December 15, 2010, at WebCite
  7. ^ Using Flows and Fluxes to Demythologize the Unity of Life; New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: August 11, 1998. pg. F.4
  8. ^ Neimark, Jill. "Autism: It’s Not Just in the Head." Discover. March 22, 2007. Retrieved June 24, 2007. Archived December 15, 2010, at WebCite
  9. ^ Colston, Marguerite Kirst. "Discover Article "Understanding Autism" Breaks New Ground." Autism Society of America. March 28, 2007. Retrieved June 24, 2007. Archived December 15, 2010, at WebCite
  10. ^ Kirby, David. "Autism Speaks: Will Anyone Listen?"Link The Huffington Post. March 28, 2007. Retrieved June 24, 2007. Archived December 15, 2010, at WebCite
  11. ^ Autism Speaks. "Discover Article Analyzes Recent Developments, Concepts." autismspeaks.org. Retrieved June 24, 2007. Archived August 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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