All posts tagged: True Crime Author

In Plain Sight: Interview with Kathryn Casey

Kathryn Casey is an award-winning journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Reader’s Digest, Texas Monthly, and many other publications. She’s the author of seven previous true crime books and the creator of the highly acclaimed Sarah Armstrong mystery series. Casey has appeared on Oprah, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen network, Biography, Nancy Grace, E! network, truTV, Investigation Discovery, the Travel Channel, and A&E. She lives in Houston with her husband and their dog, Nelson. JUDGE. JURY. EXECUTIONER. On a cold January morning, the killer executed Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in broad daylight. Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. Two months later, a massacre. The day before Easter, the couple slept. Bunnies, eggs, a flower centerpiece gracing the table. Death rang their doorbell Kathryn Casey discusses her latest book, IN PLAIN SIGHT, as well as her Sarah Armstrong mystery series. Author website: If you would like to be considered for an interview on ImaginePublicity on Air please email with a brief synopsis of your topic.

The Crate: Interview with author Deborah Levison

Debbie Levison, an award-winning journalist, tells the extraordinary account of her parents’ ordeals, both in one of the darkest times in world history and their present-day lives. After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust – in ghettos, on death marches, and in concentration camps – a young couple seeks refuge in North America. They settle into a new life, certain that the terrors of their past are behind them. They build themselves a cozy little cottage on a lake in Muskoka, a cottage that becomes emblematic of their victory over the Nazis. The charming retreat is a safe haven, a refuge from haunted memories. More at WildBlue Press Author website: If you would like to be considered for an interview on ImaginePublicity on Air please email with a brief synopsis of your topic.

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 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 …

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 …