Author, humorist, blogger Diane Laney Fitzpatrick brings you a laugh-out-loud story of her cross-country moves.
Home Sweet Homes by Diane Laney Fitzpatrick
Diane Laney Fitzpatrick was a newspaper reporter, editor, stay-at-home mom, Internet content writer, Howard Johnson’s waitress, political campaign worker, and a jack-of-all-trades volunteer before writing her first book, Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves.
Diane writes Just Humor Me, a popular humor blog about growing up in the ’60s, being a teenager in the ’70s, living all over the country, parenting, and critiques of Florida people. She says she’ll do almost anything for a blog topic and has so far learned the Thriller dance, attended a quilting convention (she doesn’t really quilt), wore a Spanx, got a colonoscopy, and got a very public Sephora makeover, just to have something interesting to share. Her husband claims the only reason she took him to the urgent care when he sliced his finger was because it was blog deadline day.
Her writing has landed her appearances in major media outlets, including The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, as well as too many nonprofit newsletters to count. She has blogged all over the Internet, including Project Eve, Working Writers, and several parenting blogs. Also one of her Tweets was favorited by David Spade, of which she’s very proud.
“Diane Laney Fitzpatrick’s Home Sweet Homes is best enjoyed with chardonnay or pinot grigio. But definitely not cabernet. That’s because every so often Diane catches you off guard with a line that causes the beverage to spurt out of your mouth, and sometimes your nose. And you know how difficult it can be to get red wine stains out of your clothes, furniture and carpet.”
~ Author John Koenig
“Nine moves in 25 years. Has the NSA been notified?”
~ Mary Beth Nord Breckenridge,
home and garden writer at the Akron Beacon Journal