Diane Fanning, author of eleven true crime books and 6 mystery novels, blogs about writing, reading, crime and observations of life. Sometimes serious, sometimes irreverent.
I was born in Batimore Maryland. I spent my early years in the city and moved out to a suburban/rural area in Baltimore County.
I became aware that I had some writing talent when I was in Miss Gardner's 8th grade English class. I wrote for my high school newspaper and interned at the now-defunct Baltimore News American. Nonetheless, when I went to college, I majored in Chemistry.
I wrote advertising and promotions in radio,television and at an advertising agency. I sold a few free lance articles and personal essays. When I moved to Texas, I started working for non-profit organizations and doing more writing. I started writing full-time in 2006.