Author Diane Laney Fitzpatrick 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.

San Francisco, CA, September 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.

More than 30 million Americans move every year, and few would disagree that moving is one of life’s most stressful experiences. In fact, a recent survey by the British Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions found that moving was the second worst thing in the world, surpassed only by death.

Kind of hard to find humor in that, right?

Not for Diane Laney Fitzpatrick, whose nine cross-country moves inspired her to write "Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves." The humorous memoir and tongue-in-cheek how-to is available in paperback and e-book on, at, and directly from the author by sending a request to

“No one likes to move. Let’s face it, moving is hard,” Fitzpatrick said. “But if you can find humor in some of the crazy things that happen during your move, you might just live to laugh about it.”

Moving is becoming an almost universal experience, shared by people of all ages and every demographic. U.S. Census statistics show that between 10 and 20 percent of Americans move every year. And while young families are the most frequent movers, because of job changes, moving is an across-the-board fact of life for many. That’s why "Home Sweet Homes" strikes a chord and a funny bone with so many readers.

“I’m not the only one who has wet my pants, bleached a goldfish, and packed a box full of sticks,” Fitzpatrick said. “Anyone who has moved even once will find something in 'Home Sweet Homes' that makes them say, ‘Hey, that’s what happened to me!’”

Her book tells of her cross-country moves with babies, toddlers, teens, and dogs, frogs and goldfish, over 20 years and through seven states. From hiding dirty dishes in the car when you’re trying to impress home buyers, to moving-day visits to the emergency room, to failing the driver’s test, Fitzpatrick covers home selling, home buying, packing, moving pets, moving pregnant, dealing with Realtors, settling into your new town, and everything in between.

Fitzpatrick invites "Home Sweet Homes" readers to join the conversation and tell their own moving stories on her website,, where you can also find her moving blog and read about the day-to-day adventures of her most recent move from Florida to California.

“Everyone loves to tell their own stories about moving,” said Fitzpatrick, “so I’ve set up a forum on our website and on our Facebook page to let everyone in on the fun.”

A former newspaper reporter and editor, Fitzpatrick worked as a freelance writer, blogger, and Internet content provider in the seven states where she’s lived and raised her family. She has written the popular humor blog Just Humor Me at for the past six years. She and her husband, Tim Fitzpatrick, recently logged their 10th move, from South Florida to San Francisco. They have three children, who live far and wide, and who have their own share of moving adventure stories.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick is available for media interviews. You can reach her at or (561) 281-3145.

Home Sweet Homes
ISBN-13: 978-1482668018
LCCN: 2013904612
Paperback $9.99
Kindle version $6.99
Realtor Discount - 30% off 5 or more copies purchased through the author

Contact: Diane Laney Fitzpatrick
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