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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

2014 Diane Fanning book covers

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, …