Thursday, January 3, 2008
Blogging for Patry (repost from MySpace)
Do you know Patry Francis? She's the author of THE LIAR'S DIARY, an engaging, character-driven thriller with one of the most memorably unreliable narrators I've ever read. THE LIAR'S DIARY was released in hardcover last spring, but this fall, Patry was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
I met Patry on myspace and read THE LIAR'S DIARY when it first came out. I was immediately enchanted. Then I met Patry in person at Thrillerfest in July--and I realized why I liked her book and blog so much. She's just one of those people who has a lovely, generous light about her. You can get to know her yourself at her inspiring and unsentimental blog, Simply Wait.
THE LIAR'S DIARY will be out in paperback on January 29th. As you can imagine, Patry won't be much up to promoting its release--so a few of us writer/blogger types are declaring the 29th as THE LIAR'S DIARY blog day! We're inviting folks to get involved somehow, to review the book, give Patry's website a mention, have a liar's-theme contest, or even just ask everyone to buy a book and give one to a friend. (Paperbacks are cheap!) Already, one company has offered to do a video for Patry and Brilliance Audio (which also published ISABELLA MOON) is providing free audio clips.
As bloggers let us know they want to be involved, we're passing on the list to her publishers, Dutton, so they will give her publicity a boost as well.
The wildly energetic Susan Henderson at Lit Park has a great list of folks who are already on board. Pay special attention to the names of Karen Dionne (Backspace)and Jessica Keener, as well--along with Susan, they're moving and shaking things for Patry.
If you blog, here or somewhere else, won't you get involved? If you do, let me know before the 29th and I'll link to your site! If you have any questions, you can ask them here, or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sending you many blessings in advance! L.