Monday, January 28, 2008

The Liar's Diary Blog Day!!

What would you do if your best friend was murdered-and your teenaged son was accused of the crime? How far would you go to protect him? How many lies would you tell? Would you dare to admit the darkest truths-even to yourself?

No, I don’t really want to know the answers….well, okay…maybe I do. I’m a writer…I’m inherently nosy. =)

Actually this is the premise of The Liar’s Diary, by Patry Francis. Patry’s book hit the shelves today in paperback. And, to help her get the word out, I’m going to pose this question to you.

For myself, being the mother of four, I don’t know what I’d do. I know I would adamently believe in my son’s innocence, but would I turn him in and take our chances with the justice system? Or would I find someone else to lay the blame on? Hmm….I think I’d ship him to Canada….do they extradite??

Okay, seriously, that’s a tough question to answer and if you want to know what Patry’s character’s would do….buy the book!

It’s funny (strange) to read works by authors after you’ve met them because you tend to have this preconcieved notion about the kind of person they are. If you’ve ever read anything I’ve written (okay…that’s not really likely) you’d so have a different opinion of me….not quite sure if it would be good or bad…but you’d be surprised.

Anyway. I had the pleasure of meeting Patry (albeit very briefly) last year at the Backspace conference in New York. She’s a lovely, petite woman who seemed a bit shy and overwhelmed by the crowd at the conference. Of course, space was limited (it’s NY), so we were probably all a bit overwhlemed. But seeing this somewhat shy woman I’d have never guessed she could write something so dark.

About a month ago, I learned Patry was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She’s been recovering well, but because of the debilitation of the illness she is unable to market and promote her book. Though I don’t really know her, we are both members of the same online writing sites, so in my eyes, that makes her family. And family is everything….(so I guess that answers my previous question.)

Several times over the last few months, I’ve sought out your help with my work or other writer’s works, and you’ve all been so very wonderful about it. So, now I’m asking again. Help support this writer, my friend, and pick up The Liar’s Diary. And, really, if you think about it, it’s not so much to ask. I’m telling you about a wonderful book and in return, you get to read it. It’s a win/win.

If you want to learn more about Patry Francis or her book, visit her at her website .
You can also go here and see how many more are stepping up to the plate in order to help this wonderful woman.

Order Patry’s Book at any of these sites:


Christie Craig said...


Great post and the books sounds amazing!


Pamela Tracy said...

What a great idea! I have a son, too, and wonder what I would do. Believe it or not, I trust cops but not judges or the system. I'd probably be doing the Canada dance, too. Beautiful cover, I'll certainly look for the book. And, Patry, my family will be praying for your progress.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Hey, Terri. Today is a great day for those of us who love Patry and her work. I've reposted my review of the Liar's Diary on Gather and my blog ( and am proud to join in such a caring community. Patry is a sweetheart, and her book is one of my favorites. ;o) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

As soon as I remember how to post the cover art on my blog, I'll follow suit and post about Patry and her novel.
CJ Parker

Anonymous said...

That's a great review. Thank you for supporting Patry. I read the book and it is a page turner. I couldn't put it down.

Carolyn Burns Bass said...

Hey, Terri. I'm just stopping by to spread some bliss on Patry's blog day. Consider yourself blissed.

Blessing + kiss = bliss

Kath said...


A wonderful post for Patry. Thank you.

Other Lisa said...

Terri, thanks for letting me know about this. I think I have a Borders coupon with this book's name on it!

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