Author Laura Diamond has offered a critique and ebook. The highest bidder will win the
- Partial critique of up to 50 pages
Opening Bid: 25$
Please bid in increments of 5$ and include your bid in the comments below.
The auction will start Tuesday (Dec 18th) at 9 AM EST (6 AM EST)
The auction will end Thurs, Dec 20th at Noon EST (9 AM PT).
Author Laura Diamond
Laura Diamond is an author of all things Young Adult (YA): paranormal, dystopian, and horror. She also dabbles in Middle Grade, and even New Adult. As a board certified psychiatrist, she feels her education helps her create compelling characters and real people in her stories. Diamond knows how people react and pulls out the emotions, not only from the characters but also the reader.
Laura Diamond has always enjoyed reading, but she never thought she could write a novel. That is, until she experimented with short stories and creative writing during medical school. While in residency, she took the plunge and committed herself to learning the art of writing. She honed her craft visiting writer forums, establishing a network of mentors and peers and by practicing ... A LOT. Now Laura Diamond is a successful published author of short stories, a novelette, two novels, and counting.
Diamond approaches each book differently usually beginning with a single character. She's drawn to the character-envisioning what they look like, how they perceive their world, what challenges they have to navigate, and who's with them along the way, whether it be a friend or foe. Then she presents a challenge for them--because she's mean like that--and makes sure to throw as many roadblocks in their way as possible. For Diamond, this is her key to developing compelling stories.
Diamond likes writing Young Adult (YA) because it's during a time in life that is rife with challenges and intense emotions. The paranormal interest comes in because Laura has always had an affinity for magical creatures and dark worlds.