Laura Nicole Diamond is the award-winning author of SHELTER US: A Novel, winner of a Gold Medal from the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards, a 2015 SCIBA Fiction Award Finalist, and ALA Sophie Brody Award nominee. She is the editor of DELIVER ME: True Confessions of Motherhood, a collection of true stories by 20 writers. A civil rights lawyer and former Editor-In-Chief of L.A. Family Magazine, Laura writes about family, parenting, and social justice on her blog, Confessions of Motherhood (www.Confessionsofmotherhood.com). Laura serves on the Board of Trustees of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Laura is a native of Los Angeles, where she resides with her family.