S.E. Diemer no longer writes YA, and she no longer writes under this name. You can read her best-selling romance by searching for Bridget Essex.

YA author S.E. Diemer writes novels about girls who love girls, who kick ass and take names, finding the courage to fight for what they believe in, while experiencing magic and monsters along the way.

S.E. Diemer’s second YA novel, Twixt, is out now!

You wake upon the cold ground. As you struggle to rise, as your breath exhales like a ghost, you know only two things: You can’t remember who you are. And you’re being hunted.

No one sleeps in Abeo City. The lost souls gather indoors at night as Snatchers tear through the sky on black-feathered wings, stalking them. But inside the rotting walls of the Safe Houses comes a quieter, creeping danger. The people of Abeo City have forgotten their pasts, and they can trade locks of their hair to sinister women known only as the Sixers for an addictive drug. Nox will give you back a single memory–for a price.

Like the other lost souls, Lottie wakens in this harsh landscape and runs in terror from the Snatchers. But she soon comes to realize that she is not at all like the people of Abeo City. When she takes Nox, her memories remain a mystery, and the monsters who fill the sky at night refuse to snatch her. Trying to understand who she is, and how she ended up in such a hopeless place, Lottie bands together with other outcasts, including a brave and lovely girl named Charlie.

In the darkness, and despite the threat of a monstrous end, love begins to grow. But as Lottie and Charlie plot their escape from Abeo City, Lottie’s dark secrets begin to surface, along with the disturbing truth about Twixt: a truth that could cost her everything.

Available on:

– Amazon.com (for Kindle)
– BarnesAndNoble.com (for Nook)
– Smashwords (for eReaders/reading online)
– Paperback edition here


Project Unicorn, Volume 1: 30 Young Adult Short Stories Featuring Lesbian Heroines
by Jennifer Diemer and S.E. Diemer

PROJECT UNICORN, VOLUME ONE is a collection of thirty young adult short stories featuring lesbian heroines. As ghosts and witches, aliens and vampires, the characters in this extensive and varied collection battle monsters and inner demons, stand up to bullies, wield magic, fall in love, and take action to claim their lives–and their stories–as their own.

Written by wife-and-wife authors Jennifer Diemer and S.E. Diemer, this volume of stories, with genres ranging from science fiction and fantasy to the paranormal, is part of Project Unicorn, a fiction project that seeks to address the near nonexistence of lesbian main characters in young adult fiction by giving them their own stories.

Available On:

Amazon (for Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (for Nook)
Smashwords (for all other eReaders + online reading)
Createspace (paperback)


The Dark Wife by S.E. Diemer

…is the YA, lesbian retelling of the Persephone myth. It is available from AmazonBarnes and Noble and Smashwords.

The Dark Wife won the 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award for speculative fiction, and was nominated for a Parsec Award (first two chapters of the audiobook).

The audiobook of The Dark Wife is available for free download on Muse Rising.

This book swallows you whole. .. The story moves so fast and the prose is so attentiongrabby that you’ll keep going and you’ll miss whatever it was you had to do. .. I honestly could not put [it] down.
~Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

…stands easily heads-and-shoulders above many of the YA Greek retellings that are out there…
~Phoebe North, author of Starglass

…books like this are worth their weight in gold.
~Rainbow Reader

Lovely, unique and brave.



S.E. Diemer is an award-winning author of lesbian young adult (YA), speculative fiction. She lives in a sweet, small house with her beloved wife author Jennifer Diemer, her best friend author Madeline Claire Franklin, several furred creatures and a few mischievous pixies. She enjoys covering things in glitter and is addicted to tea.

Her debut novel, The Dark Wife, the YA, lesbian retelling of the Persephone myth won the 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award for Speculative Fiction, and was nominated for a Parsec Award (first two chapters of the audiobook).

She shares a blog with Jenn at Muse Rising and can be found on Tumblr and Twitter occasionally.

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