Events & Book Signings
Diane Fanning is available to talk to your book club, women’s club, library, just about any venue. She loves to meet readers and discuss her books and her writing life.  To contact her, use the contact form or email

Upcoming Events

July 13, 2024 from 10 am- 2 pm

Waynesboro Public Library

Diane will be at this Local Authors Festival. She’ll be selling and signing books and participating in a panel discussion.

September 20-21, 2024 

Diane will be delivering the keynote address at the Woodward News Writers Conference in Woodward, Oklahoma. More details to come.

Past Events

May 10, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Diane will be speaking at the Prizery in South Boston, Virginia.

More information here.

March 16, 2024 from 11 am to 1 pm

Join Diane Fanning at the Salem Museum. Persiflage, the regional writers’ club, is holding a sale of its authors’ works, featuring more than a dozen nationally and regionally important authors, as well as some new and promising writers. Meet and greet a diverse array of local authors who will be signing their books for readers. Book clubs are welcome!

More information here


Saturday, August 5, 2023:

New York Homicide on the Oxygen channel at 9pm eastern.

Diane talks about the disappearance and death of Maria Cruz.


Saturday, August 5, 2023:

Author talk at Moneta/SML Library in the Community Room from 1-3PM


January 24-25, 2020

Roanoke Regional Writers Conference


Friday, January 24, 2020

Keynote address:

How to Succeed When You Don’t Know What You Are Doing

Find out how I conquered my first true crime book project by learning on the go; visiting Death Row; interviewing killers, victims’ families and law enforcement; receiving letters and art work from a serial killer; and getting a new trial for a wrongfully convicted woman.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Class Presentation: Trouble’s Brewin’

Writing without suspense is like coffee without caffeine—no kick and not very addicting. While most obvious in mysteries, suspense is present in all good fiction and creative non-fiction. Learn the tricks of adding suspense to your writing.

August 3, 2019

Virginia Writers Club 2019 Symposium at Piedmont Community College in Charlottesville. Diane’s session, Time to Hook-Up? is about getting an agent or publisher and avoiding the pet peeves that can ruin your relationship.


May 25, 2019

1-4pm  Booksigning and Wine Tasting at Reclaimed at Smith Mountain Lake, 14190 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta


May 18, 2019

1 pm– Booksigning at Book No Further in Roanoke, Virginia


May 16, 2019

Diane talks about her latest book and much more Thursday May 16 at 7 pm at Moneta/SML Library.