Buy The Liar’s Diary Today! by The Debs at The Debutante Ball

When The Debs read Karen Dionne’s call-out to help promote the paperback launch of THE LIAR’S DIARY by Patry Francis, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, of course we said YES!

As many of you already know, Patry’s wise and beautifully written blog, SIMPLY WAIT, has served as inspiration to many writers and readers, and since her diagnosis she’s been sharing her cancer journey, openly, honestly, unsentimentally. Her prognosis is good, but while she recuperates from surgery, we would like to urge all of our readers to buy THE LIAR’S DIARY. It’s a terrific book, an intimate, mysterious, chilling tale of friendship and family secrets filled with insight and intrigue on every page. So do us a favor and buy Patry’s book today! You’ll be giving a gift to a generous and talented writer in need and giving yourself a gift of a great read!

Watch the trailer for The Liar’s Diary:

“The new questions and revelations just keep coming…Readers will be heartily rewarded.”—Ladies’ Home Journal

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 (Plume / February 2008, $14.00) 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.

About the Author
Patry Francis is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize whose work has appeared in the Tampa Review, Colorado Review, Ontario Review, and the American Poetry Review. She is also the author of the popular blogs, and This is her first novel. Please visit her website at

Thanks to Karen and Susan Henderson and many other kind and altruistic writers and publishing professionals, over 300 bloggers are participating today. So when you finish reading this post, and buying THE LIAR’S DIARY, head over to the others and be grateful that we’re all apart of this amazing community!

15 Replies to “Buy The Liar’s Diary Today! by The Debs at The Debutante Ball”

  1. Thanks Joanne and Jennifer!

    We’re sending good healing vibes to Patry and I’ve got her book at my bedside, ready to read. Thanks to everyone for supporting this talented writer and wonderful, brave woman.


  2. This is a day of celebration for THE LIAR’S DIARY and the warm, loving and incredibly gifted Patry. I loved the book — reading it last spring –, blogged about it then and am honored to help spread the word of the trade paperback debut today.

    Suggestion: If you’ve already read the novel, why not surprise a friend with a paperback copy…just because.

  3. Aimee–thanks for coming!

    Larramie–thanks for your support and you’ve made a great suggestion! Personally, I always love giving and receiving books as gifts.

    Kim–Thanks to you too, for being a part of this amazing day.

  4. Patry is one of my favorite people on earth. I love Larramie’s idea of surprising a friend with a gift of The Liar’s Diary. Need more reason? How about as a birthday gift, a housewarming gift, or a hostess gift. Ooh, best of all, buy it for your best friend to celebrate female friendships (even if a bit of murder came between Ally and Jean…).

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