LA’nne Diamond is an Artist, Writer, and Entrepreneur who refers to herself as a lifelong learner. “As long as I am learning, I am successful…” “Although” she recalls, “It is often through the fiery trails of pain and loss, in which we learn our life’s greatest lessons. However, our time in the valley is time well spent if we come out the other side a better person for it.” But He knoweth the way that I take; When He has tested me, I will come forth as GOLD –Job 23:10. “We learn to appreciate. We learn to pray. We learn to Love. It is where, we truly learn to trust God,” says
A Florida native, Diamond grew up in Tampa and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Mass Communications. After graduating, she worked as the Public Relations Coordinator for The City Tampa’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as a freelance writer. Her works have appeared in publications such as, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the Lakeland Ledger, and Aboard Spirit Airlines Moments Magazine. Also, an avid reader, the first-time author of “New World Old Testament” tends to gravitate to books about Spiritual Growth and self-improvement.
In her spare time, she also enjoys painting, writing poetry and doing standup comedy, “Being on stage is one of my passions,” she says. “When it’s just you and the microphone and a room full of people sitting at the edge of their seats anticipating the next punchline, it becomes a sport, a challenge.” And it was her own life challenges which lead her to doing standup, which she says has helped her to master her fears, trust her instincts, and to focus on what really matters in life. “When the game of life gets tough remember to laugh,” she says. “Because this journey of learning we call life will be over soon enough, and as Grantland Rice once wrote…” –When The One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game! Diamond along with her husband and their 15-year-old Yorkie, named Babe’, currently reside in Sarasota, a growing city located on the West coast of Florida near Siesta Key.
“I love it here,” says Diamond. Because of its world-renowned beaches, rich dining options and abundant art galleries and theater, some people call Sarasota “The Saint Tropez of the South.” But she calls it home. A true “Florida Girl,” she says, who grew up on the water, camping, fishing, and loving the sunshine.