Maggie Leffler is the author of three novels, THE DIAGNOSIS OF LOVE and THE GOODBYE COUSINS, published by Bantam Books, and THE SECRETS OF FLIGHT, which will be published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins in May of 2016. A native of Columbia, Maryland, Leffler graduated from University of Delaware with a major in English, a minor in biology and was team captain of women's cross-country, indoor and outdoor track. She was the recipient of a Wilmington Trust scholar athlete scholarship and part of a North Atlantic Conference championship-winning women's cross-country team. She volunteered with Americorps before attending St. George's University School of Medicine.
After completing her residency in family practice, she became a board certified family physician. Her essay, The Other Side of the Stethoscope, appeared in the inaugural issue of The Examined Life Journal of University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. In 2011, she received a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Alumni from University of Delaware. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and sons.