Olivia Diamond, born 1947 in Chicago, writes short stories, novels and poetry. Before moving to Whitefish, Montana in 1998, she lived in Rockford, Illinois where she was active in public readings. She holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines. She was a featured writer in Confluence: A Living Literary Legacy of the Rock River Valley, Rockford 2000 anthology. Women at the Well was first published by American Studies Press, Tampa, FL in 1989. Her second book of narrative poetry Land of the Four Quarters was published by Northwoods Press in 1994. With novelist/husband Rod Rogers she shares the writer's retreat, Montaña de Sueños, situated on forty acres bordering the Flathead National Forest, where they enjoy nature and pursue writing.
 
Published Works:

Blue Angel, Grief Management and Self Help, 2001
The Pluperfect Phantom
, Suspense novel, 2001
Women at the Well Biblical voices, a poetry collection 2001
Land of the Four Quarters, Narrative poetical collection
Geography of My Bones, collected poems, 2004
Novenas for Grandmother, poetry chapbook, 2007

"Spirits from Down Under", Contemporary short story, Contact Magazine, 1984
"A Fractured Fairy Tale", Humorous short story, Rockford Review, 1994
"Merlin", Humorous short story, Korone, 1994
"Some Peace & Quiet", Humorous short story, Korone, 1996
"What Horrified Mother", Humorous short story, Korone, 1998

 

Finished works:

Voice of Stone, historical novel - pre-conquest Peru - first in trilogy
Conquistadora, historical novel - campfollower in Pizarro's army narrates the story of the conquest - second in trilogy
Daughter of the Conquest, third novel in historical novel series - follows mestiza daughter of a Spanish conquistador
Women at the Well, revised & expanded - poetry dramatic monologues
Gardens Under Which Rivers Flow, novel of Saudi Arabia -tale of cross-cultural marriages
The Bottle Collector, contemporary western fiction, set in Nevada
Gerontion and the Maiden, contemporary fiction, set in St. Louis - a May-December marriage

 

Forthcoming: Delayed Reaction - new comedic novel, contemporary fiction set in northwestern Illinois - satirizes fundamentalism