Thrillers, Psychological Suspense, Short Stories across Many Genres
“I write; therefore I am.”
Lane Diamond is the pen name for David Lane. He grew up in Algonquin, Illinois, where he graduated from Harry D. Jacobs High School in 1978. After a short college stint, he served in the U.S. Air Force at Ramstein AB, Germany, 1980-1982, and at Lowry AFB, Denver, CO, 1982-1983. For more, please visit his website and blog at www.LaneDiamond.com.
AUTHOR, EDITOR, PUBLISHER: He writes fiction, long and short. His writings cross over many genres and focus on diverse subjects, ranging from the mysteries of the human mind, with its fragile psychological and emotional states, to the everyday joy and anguish of life on Earth. He’s also a writing coach, the editor of over 170 published books, and CEO and Managing Publisher/Editor at Evolved Publishing LLC.
He’s been an avid reader his entire life, and started writing at the age of 12. He loves a good story, of course, a compelling plot and satisfying conclusion; yet as a reader, he’s always been drawn to great characters. The characters bring him back to an author time and time again. This shows in his writing, where he attempts to create authentic, complex, real characters you can come to love, and in whose company you feel at home. Or maybe you’ll despise a character and want to stick a fork in his eye. Hey, bad guys are fun too!
He and his wife Maria currently live in Transylvania, though they visit his old stomping grounds in Las Vegas as often as they can. Someday, perhaps, they’ll settle down in sunny Bali or Belize, or somewhere else they can go to the beach year-round.
Featured Books by
FORGIVE ME, ALEX
Tony Hooper – Book 1
Two men, two methods, two motivations, one darkness–step inside the twisted mind of a killer, and of the man determined to end him at any cost.
Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Summer 2014 –
The Kindle Book Review –
Best Indie Books of 2012
“FORGIVE ME, ALEX is classified as a psychological suspense thriller, and suspense should really be bolded and italicized. There is a certain level of mastery a writer must possess in order to effectively build this kind of breathless expectation in a reader, and Diamond does just that, not only by switching us back and forth between 1978 (when the events that set everything in motion took place) and 1995 (the subsequent aftermath after the serial killer is released), but also by switching up narrative perspectives between our hero and antagonist. Although I was originally afraid all this moving about might harm the linearity of the tale, my fears were unfounded: The story developed and evolved brilliantly, and kept me turning the pages wanting more. More. More.” ~ Anne B. Chaconas (5 STARS)
Ted volunteered for the mission because, after all, it was just a routine trip to Mars. What could possibly go wrong?
“Ok, this story freaked me out. While I love Star Trek and Star Wars, I have no desire to be away from the plentiful if slightly polluted oxygen available to me here on good old Earth. Ted’s situation gave me the heebie jeebies. And the ending? Holy crap! I had to read it twice just to make sure I had it right.” ~ A Voracious Reader (5 STARS)
“Great… as if my earthly fears of dying in fire or under water weren’t enough, now Mr. Diamond had added death by loneliness in space to my phobias. Very well written and laid out in a way that makes me wonder if the author didn’t spend some solitary time in a tin can to turn fears into this written word. It’s a very short read but puts a ton of information in those pages… And an ever so subtle surprise that I feel many readers will miss… but as I’m not one for spoilers, you’ll just have to get it and read it for yourself. Don’t blame me if you start searching out more writings from Lane Diamond!” ~ Jacque (5 STARS)
Literary / Magical Realism
No one demanded Dr. Michael Sheehan be perfect, of course; they merely required he make no mistakes.
The sad and depressing Chicago ER has worn down Dr. Michael Sheehan. He wants more. He wants to make a difference. He wants to give back.
And what goes around comes around.
Doctors Without Borders has just the spot for Doc Sheehan, and Pablo is glad Doc came. The local historian and storyteller believes in paying it forward, even if no one can understand quite how he pulled it off.
July 2011: Lane Diamond co-founds and take’s the CEO reigns at Evolved Publishing. (See his Publisher page for more details.)
July 2011: Evolved Publishing releases its debut item, the short story DEVANE’S REALITY by Lane Diamond.
August 2011: Lane’s second short story, WIND TUNNEL, is released.
December 2011: Lane’s debut novel, FORGIVE ME, ALEX, is released. It goes on to win multiple awards and some amazing critical reviews.
December 2011: Lane’s third short story, PARADOX, is released.
December 2011: Evolved Publishing releases an anthology, EVOLUTION: VOL. 1, which is the result of EP’s first ever short story contest. It’s co-edited by Lane Diamond, and includes his short story ONE LAST THOUGHT.
February 2012: Lane’s fourth short story, WELL-SUITED SENTRY, is released.
September 2012: Evolved Publishing releases an anthology, EVOLUTION: VOL. 2, which is the result of EP’s second ever short story contest. It’s co-edited by Lane Diamond, and includes his short story TUNNEL VISION.
March 2013: The Kindle Book Review names FORGIVE ME, ALEX a Semi-Finalist in its Best Indie Books of 2012 contest.
Summer 2014: FORGIVE ME, ALEX wins the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award as the Best Thriller.
UPDATED – June 2022: In the years since, Lane has been focused on growing Evolved Publishing as CEO and Managing Publisher/Editor, and now has edited over 180 published books, a number that grows constantly. He hopes to get back into the writer’s saddle and complete THE DEVIL’S BANE, book two of the “Tony Hooper” series, sometime before The End of Days. (Just kidding… he hopes.)