My blog friend Patry Francis is one of the most giving, generous, warm-hearted people I've never met.
Yes, that's right. I've never met her.
Patry blogs and writes about her life and what she sees at Simply Wait. She comments on my blog and on countless other's blogs, too. She seems to be everywhere at once, thinking and writing and giving and sharing. Her words say so much about her.
That's why I feel I know her so well. She is a brilliant writer and inspires on a regular basis. I've linked to her touching stories full of humanity and compassion before, and today I post again for Patry, but for a different reason.
Patry was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and is fighting it with all her might, her strength, her humor and her grace. We, her blog friends, have been eagerly awaiting every post from her, every mark of progress, as she battles this. And now, an amazing group at the blog Lit Park has done something truly extraordinary. Hundreds of bloggers all over the world are blogging for Patry and for her first book, The Liar's Diary, which was just released in paperback yesterday.
The miracle is, as word is making its way around Blogville, Patry's book is soaring up the sales charts. People are buying it, and this fabulous book from this spectacular author is getting the truly amazing debut it deserves. (Enough superlatives for you in that last sentence?)
So I encourage you to purchase a copy of The Liar's Diary at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's. You can also buy directly from Penguin to save 15% (after you add the book to your cart, just enter the word PATRY in the coupon code field and click "update cart" to activate the discount).
Below is a short promo about The Liar's Diary. Thank you, everyone, for your support.
Keep healing, Patry, and keep writing!