Diane Fanning will be here. Diane is not only a friend and a best-selling author who’s published in multiple genres, she’s had a fascinating career as a writer. If she’s ever in your town talking about writing or her true crime books, go listen. I heard her speak at the University of Texas on serial killers and she has stories that will make you triple check the locks on your doors.
She writes -- in addition to true crime -- mystery. She has two mystery series, one starring police detective Lucinda Pierce and one with officer Molly Mullet. Tomorrow, she’s going to talk about what it takes to write both nonfiction true crimes and fiction mysteries.
Authors often struggle to get one book out each year. Diane puts out multiple books each year. She has at least two scheduled this year. The latest is a Lucinda Pierce mystery called Mistaken Identity. With that many books due, Diane has to work on both nonfiction and fiction at the same time. To do that, she has to have, in a way, a split personality. One which lives in a world or research, details and reality. One which thrives on imagination.
She’ll tell us how she handles both. Be thinking about what questions you might want to ask her.
While you're thinking, here's the trailer for Mistaken Identity.
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