J.H. Diehl’s debut MG novel, TINY INFINITIES (Chronicle Books, May 2018) is a Junior Library Guild Selection. 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 a BA from Yale, 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.