The Liar’s Diary by Patry Francis is released in paperback today.
With a title like that, you can expect a compelling read.
Here’s the description:
When new music teacher Ali Mather enters Jeanne Cross’s quiet suburban life, she brings a jolt of energy that Jeanne never expected. Ali has a magnetic personality and looks to match, drawing attention from all quarters. Nonetheless, Jeanne and Ali develop a friendship based on their mutual vulnerabilities The Liar’s Diary is the story of Ali and Jeanne’s friendship, and the secrets they both keep.
Jeanne’s secrets are kept to herself; like her son’s poor report card and husband’s lack of interest in their marriage. Ali’s secrets are kept in her diary, which holds the key to something dark: her fear that someone has been entering her house when she is not at home. While their secrets bring Jeanne and Ali together, it is this secret that will drive them apart. Jeanne finds herself torn between her family and her dear friend in order to protect the people she loves.
A chilling tour of troubled minds, The Liar’s Diary questions just how far you’ll go for your family and what dark truths you’d be willing to admit-even to yourself.
Why am I promoting a book haven’t read yet?
I came across Patry a few years ago, when she was a waitress with a dream of becoming a writer. Her blog was one my favorites for the honest, uplifting stories of everyday life and her accurate observations on the human condition.
I knew Patry would get published one day, so it came as no surprise when she she got that deal.
Right now, Patry is putting her energy and positivity into recovering from cancer, so a group of over 300 bloggers have got together to promote the book, out in paperback today.
But don’t buy Patry’s book because of any of that.
Listen to the audio clip, watch the trailer, check it out in your local bookstore and then buy The Liar’s Diary because Patry Francis is a talented writer who deserves to do well. Or just buy it just because it’s the kind of book you’d like to read.
Here’s a list of the bloggers taking part:
Vicki Arkoff – MAD Magazine, Nickelodeon, MW Book Review
Gail Baker – The Debutante Ball
Carolyn Burns Bass
Susan Breen – Gotham Writers Workshops
Eve Bridburg – Zachary Shuster Harmsworth
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Austin S. Camacho
Karen DeGroot Carter
Cynthia Clark – Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine
Oline H. Cogdill – Sun-Sentinal
Eileen Cruz Coleman
Dan Conaway – Writers House
Laurie Connors – Penguin
Bill Crider – Pop Culture Magazine
Ann Mare Cummins
Alma Hromic Deckert
Julie Doughty – Dutton
J.T. Ellison – Killer Year
Sheila Clover English – Circle of Seven Productions
Kate Epstein – the Epstein Literary Agency
Rachel Fershleiser at SMITH Magazine
Michael A. FitzGerald
Connie May Fowler
Jane Ganahl – Red Room
Erika-Marie S. Geiss
Kathi Kamen Goldmark
Susan Helene Gottfried
Bob Gray – Shelf Awareness
Nancy O. Greene
Melanie Lynn Hauser
Maria Dahvana Headley
Heidi the Hick
Eileen Hutton – Brilliance Audio
International Thriller Writers
Jen Jordan – Crimespree
Jungle Red Writers
Kristy Kiernan – Southern Authors Blog
Jeff Kleinman – Folio Literary Management
Rebecca Laffar-Smith – Writers Roundabout
Judy Merrill Larson
Julie Anne Long
Amy MacKinnon – The Writers Group
P. A. Moed
Joe Moore – Inkspot
Marcia Peterson – WOW! Women on Writing
Anthony S. Policastro
Janet Reid – FinePrint Literary Management
M.J. Rose – Buzz, Balls & Hype
Harris Salat -Visual Thesaurus
Maria Schneider – Writer’s Digest Magazine
Sisters in Crime
BPM Smith – Word & Bass
Alice Tasman – the Jean Naggar Literary Agency
Charles R. Temple
N. L. Valler
Barbara Vey – Publishers Weekly
Therese Walsh – Writer Unboxed
John Warner – Tow Books
Kimberly M. Wetherell
Dan Wickett – Emerging Writers Network