The Internet is Really, Really Great (for writing community)

January 16th, 2008 by Rachel

I don’t get to blog on here as often as I’d like to, and I certainly never find the time to blog thatliars_diary.jpg I’m going to blog. Why would I, anyway?

Well, because if someone asks me to participate in something that combines books, internet community, and helping awesome people who could use a little help right now, I’m gonna say “Golly gee, those are three of my favorite things! Sign me up!” So:

I’m blogging to say I’m going to blog on January 29th. About debut novelist Patry Francis and her book The Liar’s Diary. And I’m telling you now, because I hope you will too.

I don’t know Patry Francis, but everyone who does confirms her wisdom, talent, generosity, and spirit. Me, I just like the “wild stories, unpredictable outbursts, and polite bookish commentary” she offers on her blog. Not to mention the name Patry.

A waitress and mother of four, she sold her first novel shortly before being diagnosed with cancer. When the book comes out in paperback on 1/29, her friends and colleagues in the writing and blogging world will be doing the promoting for her, so Patry can focus on important things like getting better. Please join the hundreds of people coming together to flog this flogworthy book. In the words of Susan Henderson, one of the true heroes of online literary camaraderie, it’s a chance to show “support for Patry, for cancer survivors, for writers helping writers, and for the strength and spirit of the blogging community.” Tell her you’re on board here.

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