My Books

A Life Singular, book #1
What do you do when you lose the one who gave your life meaning?  You write about it.  You tell the world how amazing it is to love and be loved by someone so special, what love helps you achieve and how it makes you stronger.

Inspired by "La Rabouilleuse (The Black Sheep)" by Honoré de Balzac.

Winner of two awards for general fiction:
A Life Found, book #2
Writing an autobiography on behalf of someone else presents Jeff with an interesting dilemma.

Did he make assumptions about what Lynn would have included, or should he restrict her contribution to direct quotes from her letters and diaries?  He had their kids to protect, and her parents too.

Inspired by "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand.
A Life Entwined, book #3
Fame and fortune beckoned.  Jeff Diamond was a success, whatever that may mean…

Fans followed him everywhere, reporters and photographers hid around every corner and journalists recorded his many indiscretions.  A whole different world to the downtrodden streets of Sydney’s south-west, where vices were satisfied by using people to one’s best advantage.

Inspired by "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
A Life Lived, book #4
So this was it…  Lynn and Jeff, two celebrities driven to change the world together, had grasped their life singular with both hands and were not about to let go.

They had the Midas touch, gifted through the virtues of reciprocity and a deepening understanding of right versus wrong.

Inspired by "L’Etranger (The Outsider)" by Albert Camus.
A Life Tested, book #5
The world was an enormous place; full of good and evil, beauty and ugliness, wonder and despair.

Sometimes all seemed lost, returning from the latest round of negotiations and attempting to balance the surreal career of chart-topping musician with the demands of an advocate for those discarded by mainstream society.

With every problem the Diamonds worked to solve, a new one would be right around the corner.


Inspired by "El Alquimista (The Alchemist)" by Paulo Coelho.
A Life Loved, book #6
Lynn Dyson and Jeff Diamond had become the celebrity couple with the the world at their feet.

With their son showing every sign of fulfilling his sporting destiny and a teenaged daughter who was already driven to right the world’s wrongs, they were showered with accolades and adoration from every corner of the globe.

Inspired by "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez.
A Life After, book #7
Their handbook for life was complete.  Not a cast-iron guarantee, but a good start for anyone looking for answers.  The rest was up to its readers to make their own life singular.

Jeff Diamond sealed the envelope on his manuscript, content that he had fully accounted for the life that had brought him to where he was today.  Alone.

Inspired by "Le Roi se meurt (The King is Dead)" by Eugène Ionesco.