About the Editor:

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Lane Diamond

…Helping Authors Make Their Work Shine…

Words can leave us breathless, sentences can stir hearts, paragraphs can spark the mind, and stories can enrich the soul. It all starts not with words, but with the right words.

I’ve learned this after reading and editing dozens of aspiring or self-published authors: the world offers a modest number of decent storytellers, but precious few writers who can stir one’s soul. The art and craft of writing requires dedication, a commitment to continual learning, an acceptance that quality and professionalism are a must, and an understanding that none of us can make it to the top without a little help.

I would not even dream of publishing a piece without my editor first taking a swipe at it.

Those who succeed at and make a living in this game have embraced those truths with gusto. The rest are, dare I say it, still languishing as amateurs. I say this not to discourage anyone; the last thing I want to do is dash anyone’s dreams on the rocks. I say it to encourage writers to do the right things. Success comes not to those who merely dream, but to those who weave perspiration into their aspirations.

I repeat: It all starts with the right words.

If you’re not there yet, fear not. That’s why we’re here. Let us help each other to achieve those great dreams.

(I also serve as Evolved Publishing’s primary interior designer for our books. That’s in addition, of course, to being an author myself, as well as the CEO and Managing Publisher/Editor of EP.)

Featured Books Edited by
Lane Diamond

THE TORMENTING BEAUTY OF EMPATHY

Literary Fiction /
Religious /
Family Saga

When a mute peasant woman flees Civil War-torn Guatemala for the United States, she and her daughter soon—and forever—change the world as we know it.

FINALIST:
Readers’ Favorite
Book Awards 2021
Fiction – Religious

“…a beautiful, touching, and redeeming tale that I can highly recommend to everyone. When as a reader you feel better inside for having read a book, you know the author has achieved his or her goal. This is such a book.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Grant Leishman (5 STARS)

THE SPINNER’S WEB

Epic Fantasy /
Visionary /
Metaphysical

Grims’ Truth – Book 1

Who is responsible for spinning this web of lies beneath the surface of all we see? Are the ancient immortals responsible, or is it the new breed of mortal beings that, as their population grows, threatens the very existence of the immortals?

WINNER:
Pinnacle Book
Achievement Award

WINNER:
Feathered Quill
Book Awards (x3)

Know this: everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen again.

RED DEATH

Epic Fantasy /
Dystopian

Red Death – Book 1

Forced to flee Eden, the only home they’ve ever known, Aaliss and her brother Wilky plunge into the land of the Soulless, where everything is as they feared—only different.

WINNER:
Pinnacle Book
Achievement Award
Best Sci-Fi (Dystopian)

FINALIST:
Readers’ Favorite
Book Awards
Young Adult Fantasy

FINALIST:
Eric Hoffer
Book Awards
Young Adult

US Review of Books (RECOMMENDED): “Where dystopian novels are a dime a dozen, Altabef creates an epic tale that stands out.”

TRAMPLING IN THE LAND OF WOE

Religious Fantasy /
Steampunk

Hellbound – Book 1

In New Dis, Purgatory, there is no rest for the dead. Sprouting from the rim of Hell’s depths, not even this bohemian city of the afterlife—full of mercantile enterprises, engineering innovations, and political intrigue—is immune to the tragedies filtering down into it as war and endless suffering rage on Earth above.

WINNER:
Pinnacle Book
Achievement Award
Best Religious Fiction

“…a superb work of religious fantasy fiction… well planned, well plotted, and cinematically written….” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)

(Updated 25 October 2022: 184 Books Edited)
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PICTURED: All 116 Active Titles (with EP) Edited by
Lane Diamond as of 10-25-22 (listed alphabetically).
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New Titles will be added in a section below,
listed in the order they’re released.

 

All x Titles Edited by Lane Diamond
since 10-25-22
(Listed Alphabetically).

Coming Soon

 

All 68 Books Edited by Lane Diamond,
w/ Rights Returned to the Author.

And Then It Rained – Megan Morrison
Bella World
 – Kimberly Kinrade
Courtney Saves Christmas – Emlyn Chand
Davey the Detective – Emlyn Chand
Dead Plains – Angela Scott
Desert Flower
 – Angela Scott
Desert Rice – Angela Scott
Drowning in Fear – Majanka Verstraete
Emlyn and the Gremlin – Steff F. Kneff
Emlyn and the Gremlin and the Barbeque Disaster – Steff F. Kneff
Emlyn and the Gremlin and the Mean Old Cat – Steff F. Kneff
Emlyn and the Gremlin and the Seaside Mishap – Steff F. Kneff
Emlyn and the Gremlin and the Teenage Sitter – Steff F. Kneff
Eulogy – D.T. Conklin
Farsighted – Emlyn Chand
Forbidden Fire – Karpov Kinrade
Forbidden Life – Karpov Kinrade
Forbidden Mind – Karpov Kinrade
Fright Train – Majanka Verstraete
Girl Enlightened – Megan Morrison
Grave Error – Majanka Verstraete
Her Twisted Pleasures – Amelia James
His Twisted Choice – Amelia James
Honey the Hero – Emlyn Chand
Hot Sinatra – Axel Howerton
House of Horrors
 – Majanka Verstraete
I’d Rather Be Riding My Bike – Eric Pinder
Izzy the Inventor – Emlyn Chand
Larry the Lonely – Emlyn Chand
Lexie World – Kimberly Kinrade
Maddie and the Purrfect Crime – Emlyn Chand
Maddie World – Kimberly Kinrade
Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle – Emlyn Chand
Not My Thing – E.D. Martin
Open Heart – Emlyn Chand
Polly Wants to be a Pirate – Emlyn Chand
Poppy the Proud – Emlyn Chand
Ricky the Runt – Emlyn Chand
Ruby to the Rescue – Emlyn Chand
Sammy Steals the Show – Emlyn Chand
Secret Storm – Amelia James
Star City – Edwin Peng
Survivor Roundup – Angela Scott
Tell Me You Want Me – Amelia James
The Announcement – Edwin Peng
The Clumsy Magician – Majanka Verstraete
The Doll Maker – Majanka Verstraete
The Forbidden Trilogy – Karpov Kinrade
The Last Meridian – Joe Hefferon
The Meeting – Edwin Peng
The Pet Shop Society – Emlyn Chand
The Sword of Oops – D.T. Conklin
The Test – Edwin Peng
The Three Lost Kids & Cupid’s Capture – Kimberly Kinrade
The Three Lost Kids & The Christmas Curse – Kimberly Kinrade
The Three Lost Kids & The Death of the Sugar Fairy – Kimberly Kinrade
The Twisted Mosaic – Amelia James
The Zombie West Trilogy – Angela Scott
Their Twisted Love – Amelia James
Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating – Emlyn Chand
Torn Together – Emlyn Chand
Tyler and the Blabber-Mouth Birds – Emlyn Chand
Valentina and the Haunted Mansion – Majanka Verstraete
Valentina and the Masked Mummy – Majanka Verstraete
Valentina and the Whackadoodle Witch – Majanka Verstraete
Vicky Finds a Valentine – Emlyn Chand
Wanted: Dead or Undead – Angela Scott
Weight of Earth – Stevie Mikayne

Highlights

Books Edited as of 4-19-22: 179

More coming soon…