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.
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 also informs my writing.
My books deal with topics that motivate (and often confound) me: the trials and joys of motherhood, the crisis of homelessness, the vulnerabilities of immigrant youth, 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: