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Goodreads is running a promotional give-away for Great-Grandma Is on Twitter and Other Signs the Rapture Is Near. Enter the free, no-obligation giveaway on Goodreads and we’ll choose 10 random winners to receive free copies of the book, signed by the author.

Congratulations to Sonia of London, Marilyn of Nova Scotia, Sandra of Texas, Christina of Edinburgh, Emily of Ontario, Stella of Ontario, Charlotte of Alabama, June of Iowa, Norbert of Las Vegas and Emilia of North Carolina – all winners of our Goodreads giveaway! They’ll each receive signed copies of Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves.

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.

“How to Be the Superhero of Your Client’s Move,” a workshop for Realtors on the real estate agent’s relationship with clients, is now available.  If you’re interested in having Diane present this hour-long workshop for your group, send a request here.


In the News

Diane was interviewed and quoted in “Empty Nest Empathy: Life Goes on After the Kids Leave” : Toronto Sun, Sept. 12, 2015

Home Sweet Homes was included in Realtor Magazine’s “6 Books to Consider for Your 2014 Holiday Shopping List” : National Association of Realtors’, Dec. 3, 2014

“Moving Tips from Akron Roundtable” : WKSU Radio, July 24, 2014

“Author Diane Laney Fitzpatrick Comes ‘Home Sweet Home’ for a Visit to Hubbard : Hubbard Soaring Eagle, July 23, 2014

“Hubbard Native Returns for Book Signing at Flutterby” : The News of Hubbard, July 23, 2014

“Serial-moving author from Northeast Ohio says laughter is key to relocating” : Akron Beacon Journal, July 17, 2014

“Welcome Mat: Moving tips from a multiple-time mover: How a sense of humor can help you survive” : Akron Beacon Journal, July 11, 2014

“How Raising Kids Within Routines Boosts Social and Emotional Health” : The Deseret News, March 18, 2014

Diane was a featured guest on Army Wife Talk Radio on March 17, 2014. Listen to her interview and the discussion on moving on the broadcast at Army Wife Network.

Diane was a guest on  Mom Talk Radio‘s “Spotlight on Moms” with Maria Bailey, March 9, 2014. You can listen to the discussion on Getting Kids to Talk at the Dinner Table at

Diane was interviewed on The Michael Dresser Show Jan. 16, 2014. Listen to the broadcast here on BlogTalk Radio.

“Surviving the Relo Relay” : Weekly Book Scan Review, National Association of Realtors’ RealtorMag, Jan. 13, 2014

Diane was a guest on The Housing Hour radio show, which broadcast on Jan. 11, 2014. Listen to the broadcast anytime on The Housing Hour or on SoundCloud here.

“Don’t Pack Your Humor in a Box: Ex-Lexingtonian’s book looks at and laughs at moving” : Lexington Herald-Leader, Nov. 9, 2013

“Author’s Tongue-in-Cheek Tips Advise How to Survive Relocating” : The Vindicator, Nov. 3, 2013

“Finding Some Humor in Her Moving Story” : Chicago Tribune, Nov. 3, 2013

“Moving Can Be a Laugher” : The Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 3, 2013

“Finding Humor in Moving” : Stars and Stripes, Nov. 1, 2013

“Former North Canton resident finds humor in moving” : Beacon Journal Oct. 24, 2013

“Morning Journal Blogosphere Will Feature a New View on Life” : The Morning Journal, Oct. 3, 2013

“Former Sparta Resident Writes ‘Moving’ Book” : The New Jersey Herald, Sept. 25, 2013

“Book by Former Cary Resident Looks at Moving With Humor” : The Northwest Herald, Sept. 23, 2013

“Hubbard Native Tells Her Moving Stories” : The Vindicator, Sept. 22, 2013

“Former Coshocton resident writes book about her moving experiences” : Coshocton Tribune Sept. 21, 2013

“Always on the Move” : The Coshocton Tribune, Sept. 21, 2013

“Humorous Memoir Gives Tongue-in-Cheek Advice on Moving” : The Sparta Independent, Sept. 9, 2013

“Hubbard Native Finds the Lighter Side of Moving” : The Review, Sept. 5, 2013

“Former El Sol Volunteer Diane Fitzpatrick is Published” : El Sol Shines, June/July 2013



“Surviving the Relo Relay” : Weekly Book Scan Review, National Association of Realtors’ RealtorMag, Jan. 13, 2014

“Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves” : By Cherie Burbach, Working Writers & Bloggers, Aug. 31, 2013

Home Sweet Homes has 37 fabulous reviews on Amazon.

Goodreads readers have weighed in on how much they love Home Sweet Homes.


On the Web

Diane contributed a series of blog posts on moving tips for Viktoria Professional Movers’ three locations in Calgary, Halifax, and Toronto.

“Five Ways to Keep Your Sense of Humor While Moving” :, Oct. 28, 2014

“State and Federal Communications Welcomes Diane Laney Fitzpatrick at Akron Roundtable Reception” : State and Federal Communications Lobby Comply Blog, July 22, 2014

“The Overseas Pet: How Do I Move My Pet Internationally?” : Hire-a-Helper Moving Blog, March 11, 2014

“Book by Former Cary Resident Looks at Moving With Humor” : PlanIt!, Sept. 23, 2013

“Pillow Talk” : Emily’s Obsessed, July 19, 2013

“Surviving Moves … With Children” : Epic Mommy Adventures, May 3, 2013


News Releases

“Local Author’s Second Book is Cover-to-Cover Laughs” Feb. 4, 2016

“Book Signing Proceeds Go to Hubbard Public Library: Local author is donating a percentage of profits to library children’s programs” June 4, 2014

“Weekend Book Proceeds Go to  Akron Symphony: Local Author, Akron Roundtable Speaker, Donates Portion of Book Sales to Concerts for Kids” June 2, 2014

“Home Sweet Homes Author Guest on the Michael Dresser Show” Jan. 14, 2014

“Author Talks With Army Wives About Moving”  Jan. 13, 2014

“Humor Author Will Share Moving and Homeownership Hilarity on The Housing Hour Radio” Dec. 11, 2013

“Humorous Memoir Gives Tongue-in-Cheek Advice on Moving: Home Sweet Homes turns one of life’s most stressful experiences into page after page of laugh-out-loud moments”  Sept. 24, 2013