Laura Nicole Diamond is the award-winning author of the novel SHELTER US, winner of the 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Literary Fiction, and editor Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood, a collection of true stories by 20 writers, whose proceeds benefit PATH, a non-profit that help homeless families get back on their feet.
She is also a civil rights lawyer, focusing on equality for persons with disabilities.
Like many women, my career followed a nonlinear path. I didn’t start as a writer (though I was always a journal keeper). My first career was raising a ruckus as a civil rights lawyer. Then I had my two sons, and the real ruckus began.
Motherhood jump-started my muse, and writing became my professional focus. But I am an advocate at heart, so after a hiatus from law I returned to practicing civil rights law, which frequently informs my writing.
My books deal with topics that motivate (and often confound) me: the trials and joys of motherhood, the crisis of homelessness, and wrestling with how we imperfect humans should respond to the ethical call to make the world a better place.
I am always delighted to be invited to speak with book groups, author panels, and to support charities. Please contact me at: