about diane

About Diane

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick was a journalist, stay-at-home mom, blogger, Howard Johnson’s waitress, political campaign worker, short order cook, obit writer, and a jack-of-all-trades volunteer – not necessarily in that order – before writing her first book, Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves.

Next came Great-Grandma Is on Twitter and Other Signs the Rapture Is Near, a collection of short, humorous essays gleaned from the pages of her blog, Just Humor Me. She continues to blog her stories about growing up in the ’60s, being a teenager in the ’70s, parenting and living all over the country. She also writes It’s Your Move!, a blog about moving and relocating.

Her writing has landed her appearances in major media outlets, including The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, as well as a number of radio outlets.

Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband and her dog, Abby. She writes for sport, but her real job is renovating and doling out TLC to her 103-year-old Edwardian home in the city. She loves to visit her three children and her beloved extended family all over the country.



Getting to Know Her


Check out some of Diane’s book events here.

Diane has produced a short webinar, “Rock Your Move,” with tips and tricks to make you a moving rock star. Watch it on YouTube here.

Diane was the speaker at Akron Roundtable, donating a portion of her book sales to The Akron Symphony. Her talk is here on WKSU Radio.

Flutterby Books in Diane’s hometown of Hubbard, Ohio, was the venue for Diane’s first book signing in July 2014. Please support your local independent book store!

Diane was quoted at length in The Deseret News on “How Raising Kids Within Routines Boosts Social and Emotional Health.”

She was a featured guest on Army Wife Talk Radio. Listen to her interview at Army Wife Network.

And Diane was a guest on The Housing Hour radio show. Listen to the broadcast on SoundCloud here.



And if you wondering what she’s really all about . . .