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 has appeared in Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Enhanced Gravity, Kestrel, Bethesda Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, Antietam Review, Great Writers Great Stories, and other journals, 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 wrote features, covered local town news, and the cops and courts beat. She volunteered at Concord's public radio station WEVO as host of the Sunday night folk show. During and after graduate school she spent a memorable decade living and working abroad in Buenos Aires, Warsaw, and Jerusalem with her journalist husband. They have two children and now live in Maryland.