The Liar's Diary

The Liar’s Diary by Patry Francis is released in paperback today.
Liar’s Diary Cover

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:

Patti Abbott

Mario Acevedo

Susan Adrian

Samina Ali

Christa Allan


Joelle Anthony

Jorge Argueta

Vicki Arkoff – MAD Magazine, Nickelodeon, MW Book Review

Melanie Avila

Tricia Ares



Terry Bain

Gail Baker – The Debutante Ball

Anjali Banerjee

Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Elizabeth Bartasius

Carolyn Burns Bass

Brett Battles

Laura Benedict

Pinckney Benedict

Janet Berliner

William Bernhardt

Alexander Besher


Marcie Beyatte

Brenda Birch

Roberto Bonazzi


Raven Bower

Laura Bowers

Beatrice Bowles

Tara Bradford

Gayle Brandeis

Stacy Brazalovich

Susan Breen – Gotham Writers Workshops

Heather Brewer

Eve Bridburg – Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

Sassy Brit

Heatheraynne Brooks

Debra Broughton

Josie Brown

Pat Brown

Ruth Brown

Ken Bruen

Rachel Kramer Bussel

Aldo Calcagno

Austin S. Camacho

Bill Cameron

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Vincent Carrella

Karen DeGroot Carter

Rosemary Carstens

Cynthia Clark – Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine

Jon Clinch

Kamela Cody

Oline H. Cogdill – Sun-Sentinal

Tish Cohen

Eileen Cruz Coleman

Myfanwy Collins

Dan Conaway – Writers House

Laurie Connors – Penguin

Eileen Cook

Richard Cooper

David Corbett

Auria Cortes

Bill Crider – Pop Culture Magazine

Kim Cristofoli

Ann Mare Cummins

Sheila Curran

Kristie Cutter

Jordan Dane

Josephine Damian

Daryl Darko

A.J. Davis

Kelli Davis

Alyssa Day

Alma Hromic Deckert

Jim DeFelice

Mike Dellosso

Katrina Denza

Bella DePaulo

Karen Dionne

Felicia Donovan

Julie Doughty – Dutton

Gerry Doyle

Terri DuLong

Firoozeh Dumas

Christine Eldrin

J.T. Ellison – Killer Year

Sheila Clover English – Circle of Seven Productions

Kate Epstein – the Epstein Literary Agency

Kathryn Esplin

Rachel Fershleiser at SMITH Magazine

Ryan Field

Michael A. FitzGerald

William Floyd

Natasha Fondren

Jamie Ford

Connie May Fowler

Heather Fowler

Therese Fowler

Jenifer Fox

Thaisa Frank

Michelle Gable

Gary Gach

Leighton Gage

Neil Gaiman

Colin Galbraith

Jayson Gallaway

Jane Ganahl – Red Room

Erika-Marie S. Geiss

Linda Gerber

Shane Gericke

Tess Gerritsen

Karin Gillespie

Anne Glamore

Kathi Kamen Goldmark

Jewelle Gomez

Susan Helene Gottfried

Deborah Grabien

Elizabeth Graham

Caroline Grant

Robin Grantham

Bob Gray – Shelf Awareness

Nancy O. Greene

Robert Grudin

Lisa Guidarini

David Habbin

Jim Hanas

Lynette Hart

Melanie Harvey

Michael Haskins

Melanie Lynn Hauser

Bill Hayes

Maria Dahvana Headley

Susan Henderson

Heidi the Hick

Georgia Hesse

Billie Hinton

Vicki Hinze

Lori Hope

Khaled Hosseini

Eileen Hutton – Brilliance Audio

Gina Hyams

International Thriller Writers

David Isaak

Susan Ito

Lisa Jackson

Arachne Jericho

Allison Johnson

Jen Jordan – Crimespree

Jungle Red Writers

Lesley Kagen

Polly Kahl

Jessica Keener

Charles Kelly

Lisa Kenny

Beth Kephart

Jackie Kessler

Merle Kessler

Kristy Kiernan – Southern Authors Blog

A.S. King

Jeff Kleinman – Folio Literary Management

Sandra Kring


R.D. Laban

Rebecca Laffar-Smith – Writers Roundabout

Clair Lamb

Daphne Larkin


Judy Merrill Larson

Caroline Leavitt


Virginia Lee

Leslie Levine

Mary Lewis

Richard Lewis


Sharon Linnea

Julie Anne Long

CJ Lyons

Jonathan Maberry

Amy MacKinnon – The Writers Group

Tim Maleeny

Ric Marion

Nancy Martin

Adrienne Mayor

L.C. McCabe

Damian McNicholl

Ellen Meister


Christa Miller

Kyle Minor

Jacquelyn Mitchard

P. A. Moed

Terri Molina

Pat Montandon

David Montgomery

Alexis Moore

Joe Moore – Inkspot

Amanda Morgan

Sarie Morrell


Amy Nathan


National Post

Tia Nevitt


Carolyn North

Aurelio O’Brien

Martha O’Connor

Andrea Okrentowich

Lori Oliva

Aimee Palooza


Michael Palmer

Stephen Parrish

Marie Peck

Marcia Peterson – WOW! Women on Writing

Jason Pinter

Anthony S. Policastro

Douglas Preston

Publishers Marketplace

Terese Ramin

Jody Reale

Martha Reed

Janet Reid – FinePrint Literary Management

Kamilla Reid

Lance Reynald

Michelle Richmond

Maria Robinson

John Robison

James Rollins

M.J. Rose – Buzz, Balls & Hype

Renee Rosen

Jordan Rosenfeld

Russell Rowland

Anneli Rufus

Hank Ryan

Marcus Sakey

Harris Salat -Visual Thesaurus

Rachel Sarah

Maria Schneider – Writer’s Digest Magazine

Nina Schuyler

Dani Shapiro

Rochelle Shapiro

Charles Shaughnessy

Jessie Sholl

Robert Siegel

Clea Simon

Lynn Sinclair

Jen Singer

Shelley Singer

Sisters in Crime

Robin Slick

BPM Smith – Word & Bass

Bridget Smith

Claudia Smith

Kim Smith

Stephie Smith

Alexandra Sokoloff

Char Solomon

James Spring

Emilie Staat

Kim Stagliano

Maryanne Stahl

Bella Stander

Kelli Stanley

Marta Stephens

Bronwyn Storm

Jennifer Talty

Judith Tannenbaum

Mindy Tarquini

Alice Tasman – the Jean Naggar Literary Agency

Charles R. Temple

David Thayer

The Outfit


Joyce Tremel

Danielle Trussoni

Louise Ure

N. L. Valler

Barbara Vey – Publishers Weekly

Bev Vincent

Brenda Wallace

Therese Walsh – Writer Unboxed

John Warner – Tow Books

Gary Wassner

Brenda Webster

Sarah Weinman

Kimberly M. Wetherell

Dan Wickett – Emerging Writers Network

Jennifer Weiner

Laura Wellner

Susan Wiggs

Liz Wolfe

Cheryl Wyatt

Stephen Wylder

Irvin Yalom

Belle Yang

Dawn Yun

Michele Zackheim

Victoria Zackheim

Ernie Zelinski

Crystal Zevon


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