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

Roanoke Regional Writers Conference

January 24-25, 2020


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.