Diamond Cartel

Biography

Diamond Cartel is a novelist like no other. Her stories are based on real life experiences everyone can relate to. Throughout her life she has been through so much, and writing has always been her way of release. With this method of personal healing she decided to take her experiences...and her talent...and use them to reach out to others. While so many authors write to entertain, Diamond writes to teach, educate, heal, and connect with her readers. Every story has a lesson. Every character has a message. Without seeming too "lecturing", she gets her point across in a variety of ways. Filled with comedy, tragedy, drama, emotions, and suspense her stories are sure to leave you on the edge of your seat, riled up, and ready to jump in head first!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, also known as Buckeye City! If you weren't a fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes then something was wrong with you! Well, something must have been wrong with me because I'm not a fan! Not that they're bad...I'm just not into sports.

My writing is influenced by my experiences more than my environment. Columbus has been the backdrop to A LOT of my experiences and definitely influenced my early writings. As I become more "seasoned" in writing and explore different parts of the world my influences have grown and I have more value to add to my storylines, my characters, and the overall purpose of each book I write.
When did you first start writing?
This will sound so cliché, but I began writing when I was a child. In the third grade everyone in my class had to create a storybook. I wrote a story about a princess (naturally); drew the characters and everything. The drawings weren't all that great, but my teacher LOVED the story! I've been writing ever since.
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Where to find Diamond Cartel online


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Books

As I Die Slowly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
LaTasia Reynolds is on the path to success; having been chosen to head a fundraising banquet for HIV/AIDS research. But when a previous moment of passion casts her as a statistic, her life turns upside down. Battling stereotypes, skeletons, and her own family, LaTasia is now faced with the task of changing her own life as she helps to change the lives of others. Somehow, she finds her way through.
The Diamond Mine of Diamond's Mind: A Compilation of Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These are a series of short stories written for my blog. They received such praise that I decided to bundle them for you all to enjoy!
7 Principles to Guide Your Success in 7 Dimensions of Your Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This motivational ebook was created to help guide you along the path of success in seven vital areas of your life: spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, financial, intellectual, and social. A quick, handy reference, it can recharge your drive when you're running on empty.
Diamond's Reign
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Diamond Richardson treated her life like a game of Russian roulette. Abandoned by her mother as a child, she’s had to dodge the bullet of molestation, drugs, and alcohol. One man, James, finally sets her on the right path, but after his death she is once again derailed by lust, lies, and death in disguise. Will Diamond be able to get back on track? Or will her past catch up and end her reign?
Hurricane
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,320. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Lisa Simmons, Randi Ratliff, and Princess Aubington are three very different, very unique women with one thing in common: they all suffer from abuse. These women are also linked to each other; not only by their stories, but by their lives. We all know someone who has been, or currently is, in their shoes. This is my way of telling their story. This is my way of letting them know they're not alone.

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