ABOUT J.H. DIEHL

  • J.H. Diehl writes for readers of all ages. TINY INFINITIES is her debut middle grade novel. Her other work includes the picture books LOON CHASE and THREE LITTLE BEAVERS, leveled readers for educational publishers, and short fiction in journals and anthologies. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught at the University of Iowa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Montgomery College and in high schools and elementary schools. Her work received a Maryland Individual Artist Award and a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. An early version of TINY INFINITIES was a finalist for an SCBWI Grant for a Contemporary Novel. Diehl presents her work to both young audiences and adult audiences at schools, festivals, libraries and workshops.

     

    Jean Heilprin Diehl was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the nearby Maryland suburbs, the setting for some of her fiction. She started her career as a reporter for the Concord Monitor, and later spent a memorable decade living and working in Buenos Aires, Warsaw and Jerusalem with her journalist husband. They have two children and currently live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  •    ”If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” – Lewis Carroll
      
       ”A story is not like a road to follow…it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.” – Alice Munro

       ”Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody.”
    - Eubie Blake

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