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Diane Fanning
Born Diane Lynn Butcher
Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation Crime writer; mystery novelist
Nationality American
Period 2000-present
Genre Crime fiction
Subject True crime
Notable works Mommy's Little Girl
Notable awards Edgar Award nomination
Website
www.dianefanning.com

Diane Fanning is an American crime writer and author who writes nonfiction and mystery novels.

Biography[edit]

Fanning was born Diane Lynn Butcher in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Perry Hall High School, and then Lynchburg College in Virginia, where she majored in chemistry. She and husband Wayne Fanning have three children: Pete Fanning, Ivy Johnson and Liz Nichols. Fanning lives in Bedford, Virginia.

Career[edit]

After college, she wrote for the advertising field, earning more than 70 Addy Awards for her work. During that time, she wrote as a freelance writer.

Her career shifted into nonprofit work with a move to New Braunfels, Texas. Fanning worked for fundraising groups, including Another Way Texas Shares[1] and the National Association for Choice in Giving. She began her first book while living in Texas. She is co-founder of Women in Crime Ink,[2] described by the Wall Street Journal as "a blog worth reading."[3]

In 2002, Fanning corresponded with serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who, in a letter to her, confessed to murdering 10-year-old Joel Kirkpatrick, whose mother had been convicted of killing her son. According to the Innocence Project, Fanning's testimony before a prison review board about the letter and her book Through the Window, which details Sells' crime spree, were said to help prove Harper's innocence.[4] In 2011, Fanning was given the Defenders of the Innocent Award by the Illinois Innocence Project for getting the confession from Sells.[5]

In 2006, her book Written in Blood received an Edgar Award nomination.[6]

Fanning has been interviewed for CBS's "48 Hours Mystery" in November 2009 and Investigation Discovery in 2010 and 2011.[7] CBS's "Crimesider" column featured her in a story about the Casey Anthony case.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • 2001: Freedom Fighter Award, National Alliance for Choice in Giving[9]
  • 2011: Defenders of the Innocent Award, Illinois Innocence Project[10]

Books[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • Bite the Moon (Molly Mullet mystery; Five Star, 2007)

Lucinda Pierce Mystery series (Severn House)[edit]

  • The Trophy Exchange (2008)
  • Punish the Deed (2009)
  • Mistaken Identity (2010)
  • Twisted Reason (4th Lucinda Pierce mysery series, released in the UK, Sept 2010)[11]
  • False Front (2012)
  • Wrong Turn (2013)

Non-fiction[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Author Diane Fanning on Casey Anthony

MOMMY'S LITTLE GIRL

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Author on Casey Anthony

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TWISTED REASON

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4 news items

Pagosa Daily Post

Pagosa Daily Post
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:09:03 -0700

“Scandal in the Secret City” by Diane Fanning follows a female scientist at a top secret facility. “Biblical” by Christopher Galt is an apocalyptic thriller. “Sidney Shelton's Chasing Tomorrow” by Tilly Bagshawe is a suspense story featuring Tracy Whitney.

Roanoke Times (blog)

Roanoke Times (blog)
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:56:15 -0700

The case is the subject of "Under Cover of the Night," the newest true crime book by Bedford resident Diane Fanning and the subject of this week's book giveaway. Fanning answered some questions about the book, herself and about being a versatile writer ...

Baxter Bulletin

Baxter Bulletin
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 17:45:20 -0700

A visit by true crime author and crime novelist Diane Fanning is set at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. Fanning will speak about her writing career, research methods and experiences, followed by a question-and-answer session ...

Baxter Bulletin

Baxter Bulletin
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:37:30 -0700

A visit by true crime author and crime novelist Diane Fanning is set at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. Fanning will speak about her writing career, research methods and experiences, followed by a question-and-answer session ...
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