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VA Festival of the Book

Diane Fanning Appearing at Virginia Festival of the Book

Edgar award nominated author Diane Fanning will be appearing at one of the most exciting and prestigious book events. The 21st Annual Virginia Festival of the Book, “a five-day hurrah for books, authors, and reading” is presented from March 18-22 in Charlottesville, Virginia locations and is the largest community based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region attracting hundreds of well-known authors and approximately 20,000 visitors. Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the fifty-six state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Fanning will be appearing at two events on Saturday, March 21.  Crime Wave: True Crime Stories from 2-3pm along with Daleen Berry, Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell to discuss the details of the crimes behind the non-fiction stories they’ve each written. Her latest true crime book, UNDER COVER OF THE NIGHT, is a story of sex, greed, and murder set in the small town of Forest, Virginia. From 4-5pm she will appear on the Crime Wave: Murder From …

Diane Fanning, Author

Diane Fanning Attending “Her Texas” Book Release in Austin

60 Texas women have joined together to create a new anthology, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song which releases on March 1, the the first day of International Women’s History Month. Diane Fanning, a long time former Texas resident who wrote the majority of her books while living there, contributes to the Her Texas anthology a fiction short story titled “Bottom Land.” Fanning will be attending the book’s launch on March 1, 2015 at Book People in Austin at 603 North Lamar from 2-5:30 pm and will be available to sign copies of the book. The Her Texas book launch event will include music, art, photography, and readings followed by book-signing with authors and editors. Several events are planned in the area for the coming months. “Her Texas provides a wonderful window into the diversity and artistry of Texas women.” —Mimi Swartz, Executive Editor at Texas Monthly, co-author ofPower Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron What’s included in HER TEXAS: Story, Image, Poem & Song “Texas, once a country unto itself, has long engendered myths, legends, and tales, …

Roanoke Regional Writers Conference

Roanoke Regional Writers Conference Features Diane Fanning

  Everything an author, new or published, needs to learn will be presented at the annual Roanoke Regional Writers Conference January 23-24, 2015 held at Hollins University’s Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center. Twenty four classes will be offered and taught by as many well-known regional writers, including Diane Fanning. Topics will range from writing a memorable obituary, a three-class set on true crime, the query letter, journalistic ethics, writers groups, storytelling, building a resume, interview techniques, writing a journal, the writer’s voice, critical thinking, writing about sex, marketing, opinion writing, ghost writing and breaking writers block. Notable writers include Keith Ferrell, Roland Lazenby, Diane Fanning, Ed Falco, Rod Belcher, Andrea Burnais and Neil Sagebiel. Two keynote addresses will be presented, Roland Lazenby and Keith Ferrell will talk about “The Future of the Book” and the second by respected journalist Anne Adams. True crime will have a featured presence at the conference with classes offered by writers of the genre, Diane Fanning,“Interview Techniques for Fact or Fiction,” Ed Falco,“True Crime Fiction: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?” and Alice de Sturler,“True Crime Reporting: Blog to Business.” …

Diane Fanning Signing Books in the Atomic Secret City

On Saturday, December 6, 2014 Diane Fanning will be a guest of the American Museum of Science and Energy signing copies of her latest novel, SCANDAL IN THE SECRET CITY, from 2-4pm Eastern. The museum is located at 300 S Tulane, Oak Ridge, TN. Scandal in the Secret City Eastern Tennessee is an area filled with the beauty of the Great Smokey Mountains, clear creeks, and vibrant cities like Knoxville and Chattanooga. In 1942 the US Government selected a rural area between the ridges to create the “Secret City,” Oak Ridge. The location was quickly built to develop materials for the Manhattan Project and the purification of uranium for use in the bomb that eventually fell on Hiroshima. The population rose from around 3,000 to 75,000 by 1945 as workers were recruited for employment not knowing what the specifics of their jobs would be, and not knowing where they were going. Known as the Secret City, Oak Ridge never appeared on any maps, hidden in plain view from the rest of the world. The main character in Diane Fanning’s SCANDAL …

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Diane Fanning Featured at Crime Lab Detective Exhibit

  On Saturday, October 11, Diane Fanning will be making a special appearance from 10:30am-12:30pm (Central) as part of the Crime Lab Detective Exhibit at Donald W. Reynolds Library located at 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home, Arkansas. The exhibit is sponsored by Friends of the Baxter County Library and runs from September 27 – November 2, 2014. In Crime Lab Detective visitors are the lead detectives. They are challenged to examine the various clues, such as cloth fiber on a picket fence and tire marks, which will be useful in solving the crime. Families are encouraged to approach the exhibit as a team while students may explore it on their own or in groups. Forensic Science concepts such as the study of fingerprints, chromatographs, DNA, insect lifecycles, tire marks, hair analysis, thread comparison and handwriting analysis are all covered in their pursuit of the culprit. Crime Lab Detective has been developed by the Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, Arkansas. Check out the PROGRAM GUIDE for exciting CSI and safety programs happening at the Library! With her background in research for her 13 true crime books, …