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. Other books for young readers include Loon Chase and Three Little Beavers. Her short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Enhanced Gravity, Kestrel, and Bethesda Magazine, among others. She has degrees from Yale and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is the recipient of a Michener Fellowship, a Maryland Individual Artist Award, and was a finalist for an SCWBI 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, and spent a decade living and working in Buenos Aires, Warsaw, and Jerusalem. She's worked as an EL content writer for education publishers and has taught at the University of Iowa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Montgomery College, and in high schools and elementary schools. She lives in Maryland and New Hampshire.