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Cover of Bitter Remains by Diane Fanning

Diane Fanning True Crime, BITTER REMAINS, Available for Pre-order

The latest true crime book from Diane Fanning, Bitter Remains: A Custody Battle, A Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price, is available for pre-order from online book sellers and local book stores. Set for a January, 2016 release, readers and fans will find Bitter Remains to be another of Fanning’s fascinating true crime page-turners. Bitter Remains is the account of 27-year-old Laura Jean Ackerman of Kinston, North Carolina who was last seen alive in Raleigh, NC on July 13, 2011. The mother of two toddlers under the age of 4, Ackerman was on her way to pick up her children for their scheduled weekend visit from ex-boyfriend and their father, Grant Hayes, who had custody. What transpires over the following weeks, from North Carolina to Texas, will have readers wondering how such evil deeds can be inflicted on another human being, let alone the mother of your children. Fanning takes readers through the roller coaster relationships of ex-boyfriend, new wife, custody issues, children and the dysfunctions seen all too often in family court decisions. Bitter Remains …

Diane Fanning will be featured at Bouchercon 2015

Diane Fanning Featured Author at Bouchercon 2015

The world’s largest mystery writers convention, Boucheron 2015: Murder Under the Oaks, will be held this year from October 8-11 in Raleigh, North Carolina and features noted authors from around the world for its 46th year. Author Diane Fanning is scheduled to be featured  during the event and will be available to talk to fans and sign books. Bouchercon is the world’s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and every other part of the community for a fantastic four-day event. Bouchercon’s events are packed with panel discussions and other programs to encourage interaction between authors and readers. The convention is open to the public and readers are encouraged to attend to meet their favorite authors, as well as writers who wish to learn from several sources about all that goes in to publishing their works. Several social events are planned for attendees to hang out, network and enjoy the company. Diane Fanning’s Bouchercon Schedule Thursday morning (October 8) from 8-10 AM: Author Speed Dating. Making her way from table …

Marilyn Fanning, author of Hope for the Journey

Marilyn Fanning, Another Published Author in the House of Fanning

While most readers of this site are very familiar with author Diane Fanning, few know that her 90-year-old mother in law, Marilyn Fanning, is also a published author. Her latest book, Hope for the Journey: When Your Loved One Has Dementia, offers hope and encouragement for others as they take the journey backwards through a loved one’s life. Keeping a journal during her husband Bill’s years of Alzheimer’s, Marilyn has captured the essence of the daily ups and downs of the disease, as well as simple, yet very helpful words of advice for caretakers. Not only does she share the difficulties she encountered, but also the humor. Marilyn Fanning’s writing career includes 3 books and numerous articles for magazines such as Women’s Day, Catholic Digest and Guideposts.  At 90, she still meets with her writing group on a regular basis. Through her writing, Marilyn Fanning wishes to help others, and Hope for the Journey, was her wish to share her experiences so others might learn. Interviewed for an article in the Virginia Gazette, she says, “What I’ve learned …

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Diane Fanning Appears at Virginia Writers Club Symposium

Saturday, August 1 the Virginia Writers Club Annual Symposium will be held in  The Dickinson Fine & Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia.  From 8am to 3pm the agenda includes panel discussions, workshops, a book fair and signing. Renown Virginia author, Diane Fanning, will be a panelist for the session titled “Crime Does Pay,” along with nonfiction crime author, Dan Moldea. Fanning is the author of 23 traditionally published books. She has been honored as a nominee for the coveted Edgar Award, as well as the Defender of the Innocent Award from the Illinois Innocence Project for her part in exposing evidence which allowed a wrongful conviction to come to true justice. Subjects of her true crime books include such high-profile crimes as the Michael Peterson murder case in North Carolina (Written in Blood), the Caylee Anthony case in Florida (Mommy’s Little Girl), and the Virginia murder of Jocelyn Earnest (Under Cover of the Night). Fanning’s fiction includes the Lucinda Pierce detective series set in Virginia, and her latest World War II era …

Diane Fanning website

Crime Writer Launches New Website Design

Renown author, nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award and a recipient of the Defender of the Innocent Award from the Innocence Project, Diane Fanning announces a fresh look for her website incorporating new, cutting edge features. Fanning’s new website was constructed and is maintained by Liz Nichols Design. The design allows web visitors to see all of her books, as well as order autographed copies directly from the site. Pages include synopsis of each book, reviews, and in some cases, a free chapter. The site also includes a calendar of events so fans can see where Diane Fanning will be appearing next, and direct access to Fanning’s blog, titled Writing is a Crime. Nichols’ website design introduces visitors to a current, yet informative look for which she is noted. Liz Nichols Design offers website design, photography, SEO and graphic services for individuals, businesses and sites needing e-commerce capabilities. And, by design, she is the daughter of Diane Fanning. Head over to DianeFanning.Com and review the new look, and don’t forget to subscribe to her newsletter to keep track of all her …