is one of America's premier Crime novelists and True Crime authors.
At the top of a genre that often gets a rap in the literary world, Fanning
brings esteem, doing due diligence when presenting a criminal case in book format.
At a young age, Diane
had a brush with danger, coming close to being abducted, she
became attuned to crime and wondered just what makes a criminal tick.
What kind of questions could be answered for a child about the psychology of the criminal mind?
The story of Krystal Surles and her part in ending the 20 year killing spree of serial killer, Tommy Lynn Sells, inspired Diane
to write her first true crime book, "Through the Window," an accounting of the courage and bravery of a 10 year old, not so much unlike herself.
Before writing her
first true crime book, Fanning
wrote for magazines,television, radio and ad agencies in Virginia, earning many awards, before she
moved to Texas where her
career in true crime blossomed, along with her
work with several non profit organizations.
She has served on the executive committees of the Writers' League of Texas and the Heart of Texas chapter of Sisters in Crime and is also a member of Mystery Writers of America.
While completing the story of serial killer, Tommy Lynn Sells, Diane Fanning
saw the case of Julie Rea Harper on 20/20, a woman convicted of murdering her own son.
involvement in this case, Diane Fanning
was recently honored with an award by the Innocence Project. (http://www.uis.edu/innocenceproject/)
Contracted to write the first book on the life and death of Caylee Anthony, Mommy's Little Girl, Fanning
gained national attention for her
dynamic research and the ability to organize it in such a way as to be the voice for a child lost to murder.
is not only one of the queens of True Crime, she
also pens a series of novels incorporating the character of Lt.
In 2013 Diane Fanning
is celebrating the release of her
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