J.H. Diehl's novel TINY INFINITIES is a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Mighty Girl Book of the Year. Her other books for young readers include LOON CHASE and THREE LITTLE BEAVERS. Diehl has degrees from Yale and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where her work received a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. She has taught at the University of Iowa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Montgomery College, and in high schools and elementary schools. Her short fiction appeared in Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Enhanced Gravity, Kestrel, Bethesda Magazine and other journals and anthologies, and received a Maryland Individual Artist Award. An early version of TINY INFINITIES was a finalist for an SCBWI Grant for a Contemporary Novel.
Jean Heilprin Diehl was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the nearby suburbs, the setting for some of her fiction. She started her career as a reporter for the Concord Monitor in Concord, NH, where she also volunteered at WEVO hosting the Sunday night folk show. From Concord she moved abroad for a decade, living and working in Buenos Aires, Warsaw, and Jerusalem. She and her husband have two children, one rescue dog, and now live in Maryland.