Diamond in the Rough Publications

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Blaque Diamond, born Bianca Johnson in the fall of 1989, always had a love for reading. Instead of playing outside with the other children, she could always be found with her head buried in a book somewhere. She enjoyed the magical adventures her books took her on every time she turned the pages. When she was eleven years old, she was urged to pursue writing as a career choice by her fifth-grade teacher. Blaque Diamond always wrote poetry and children’s stories as a hobby, and also as a form of therapy. She did not have an easy-going childhood, so writing was her way of escaping her harsh reality. Her teacher took note of her ability to tell a story and encouraged her to explore and develop her skills more. To Blaque Diamond, writing was her only way to express what she felt inside without saying exactly what was on her mind. Writing poetic proses and creative stories allowed her to make her voice heard through her own words.

As she grew older, Blaque Diamond began taking her teachers advice. She always involved herself in writing related activities in school, especially creative writing classes. She was always interested in learning about different forms of writing and the different styles. Her love for reading the written word, then became her love for writing. She loved the idea of creating her own stories. She took pride in the passion that poured through her words. Blaque Diamond took the first initiative to get her work published in January of 2017 when she submitted some of her poetry to be published in an anthology. Blaque Diamond submitted four poems, and three of them were chosen, hence her publishing journey first began. Since then, she has went on to publish several more publications as a self-published author with many more publications to come.

When she’s not writing, Blaque Diamond enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with friends, mixing up her next batch of homemade body butter, reading a good book, shopping, and anything else she has a mind to get into. Blaque Diamond categorizes her genre of writing as Contemporary African-American Fiction, which could fall under genres such as urban fiction, African-American romance, urban drama, or African-American fiction, and of course, poetry. If you would like to keep up with her latest releases and other happenings in her life, check out her website and subscribe to her blog.

Http://www.writerblaquediamond.com

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How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By viewing also by this author suggestions or looking for a particular genre.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Without them then I would continue writing for myself. I love my own work but I love it even more when someone else can enjoy it as well. I love getting feedback from my fans and it encourages me to continue giving them what they want.
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What You Won't Do: A Stand-alone Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,790. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2017 by Diamond in the Rough Publications. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
What’s the golden rule when it comes to relationships? Never discuss your relationship with anyone. No exceptions! Whether things are going great, or not so great, keep things strictly between you and your mate. Trevor Matthews finds that out the hard way when what he thinks is an innocent conversation with his brother starts the downhill spiral of his marriage.
Words of My Heart
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,230. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017 by Diamond in the Rough Publications. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Blaque Diamond explores the world through poetic verses. She touches on different aspects of life including, love, nature, intimacy, death, heartbreak, and inspiration. She even delves into her own personal testimonies for which she tells her stories straight from the heart. There is a little of everything you can imagine included in this collection of carefully, hand-picked poetry.
Love, Lies and Heartbreak Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,720. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2017 by Diamond in the Rough Publications. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
First, comes love, then lies, and then heartbreak. Well, at least that’s the case with the couples in these captivating short-stories in this collection of love gone wrong. It seems like some people say, “I love you” and don’t mean it and loyalty to their partner isn’t their strongest character trait.
His or Her Betrayal?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017 by Diamond in the Rough Publications. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
How far would you go to keep a secret from the person you love? That’s the question that Michelle Anderson is facing. From the outside looking in, everything is right in her life. She has great friends, her mother’s unconditional love, and the man of her dreams, but things aren’t always as they seem. Michelle is harboring a deep, dark secret that may have deadly consequences when it is brought to


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