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, published by William Morrow in 2016, which was translated into Dutch, French and Italian and was a Globe and Mail bestseller in Canada. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Examined Life Journal of University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine as well as The Bellevue Literary Review.

A native of Columbia, Maryland, Leffler graduated from the 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.  In 2011, she received a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Alumni from University of Delaware.

After completing her residency in family practice, Leffler became a board certified family physician. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and sons and is currently at work on her fourth novel.