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LINDA EVE DIAMOND is the author of two poetry collections and several educational and business books. Her poetry, flash fiction and photographs have been published by literary journals and Websites. She currently serves as the Webmaster and Social Media Coordinator for Florida State Poets Association.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Books:
    Linda's 12 books include: two poetry collections, The Beauty of Listening (2013) and The Human Experience (2007); E-Z Spelling (Barron's Educational Series, 2011); four books for McGraw-Hill's Perfect Phrases series, including Perfect Phrases for Sales Presentations (2009) and Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements (2010). See her full book list here.

    Poetry & Flash Fiction: Her poetry and flash fiction have been published by several literary journals and Websites, including: Your Daily Poem, Grey Sparrow Journal, Snow Jewel, The Write Place at the Write Time, The Vocabula Review, Quantum Tao, Thema, Peralta Press, Swans Commentary, GoRiverwalk Magazine, Morgen Bailey's Post-Weekend Poetry Page, Florida State Poet’s Association Anthologies 33 & 34, Sleet Magazine, and Spank the Carp. Linda's first poetry collection was The Human Experience (2007); her second was The Beauty of Listening (2013).

    Photography: Literary journals have also published Linda's photographs. Journal photo publications include: Florida State Poet’s Association Anthology 33 & 34, Spank the Carp, Gravel Magazine and Grey Sparrow Journal. Visit her Photos Page for more information and links.

    Anthologies & More: Linda’s essays and articles have been published in the anthologies Sixty Candles: Reflections on Writing Life (ASJA Press, 2008) and Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln: A Commemorative Collage (Pen Women Press, 2009). Her articles have been published in The Vocabula Review, Enterprising Women, and The Hollywood Gazette.

    Literacy & Listening Projects: With an interest in celebrating the art and skill of listening as well as story times and picture books, Linda created the Websites Listeners Unite (est. 2006) and The Beauty of Picture Books (est. 2010). While both blogs closed to new submissions in January 2016, the Website and blog archives, which include a wide variety of guest contributors, remain.


    EDITORIAL, WRITING & TEACHING

    Newsletter Editing:
    Linda served as Newsletter Editor for both The International Listening Association and for a private wellness company.

    Book Editing for National Poetry Organization: For the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS), Linda served as an editor of The Blackberry Peach Poetry Awards 2017, a book produced to showcase contest winners. She also created their SoundCloud page for an audio dimension to accompany the book.

    Book Editing for Publishers: Linda has edited, updated, and participated in early review processes for numerous books for Barron's Educational Series. She also worked on series editing projects for Pearson Education and Steck-Vaughn.

    Additional Writing & Teaching Background: With a fifteen-year background in the corporate training industry, Linda has written and delivered materials for interpersonal training and business writing, English as a Second Language, and Basic Skills courses. She has also taught writing and reading as an adjunct professor at Middlesex County College in New Jersey. Additional writing projects include ghost writing, and writing technical manuals.


    AWARDS

    Poetry:
    • National Federation of Poetry Societies, Citation (2016)
    • Spank the Carp Poetry Contest, 2nd Place (2016)
    • Flagler County Art League’s People’s Choice Poetry Award (2016)
    • Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “Art in Public Places” Poetry Award (2016)
    • Grand View "Merit" Award, League of Minnesota Poets (2016)
    • Forbes Library Book Spine Poetry Contest (2013)
    • Coffee House Press Poetry Award (2002)

    Listening & Education:
    • International Listening Association’s President’s Award (2008)
    • International Listening Association’s Listening in the Business Sector Award (2008)
    • New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning Award (2001)

    Photography: Flagler County Art League’s Award of Distinction at the “Color Splash” Art Show (2016)

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    Author's Guild listing here and her listing in the Poets & Writers Directory of Writers here.
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