Blogging for Patry

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From Litpark:

If you already know Patry Francis , I don't need to tell you what a wise and generous writer she is. If you don't know her yet, take a trip over to her blog, Simply Wait where she writes about her life with inspiring, unsentimental candor. Patry is one of the pillars in the writers community, who knows the long haul of writing a book and taking those rejections and reworking the book and knocking on doors - and somehow, even experiencing these blows, she manages to show grace and compassion and joy. One of the best thrills I know is to see folks who are both great writers and great souls get their breaks in the business. So when it happens to someone you love, someone you've been rooting for, and during the time of celebration, you find out they got diagnosed with cancer ,what do you do?If we could cure her, we would. We have to leave that to the doctors. But can we take up the job of promoting her book so she can focus on getting better? Yes, we can! Litpark loves patry francis. This is where you come in! On January 29th THE LIAR"S DIARY will be released in paperback.

And we're holding a huge, joint-effort blogging day for all those who want to show support for Patry, for cancer survivors, for writers helping writers, and for the strength and spirit of the blogging community.I'll tell you how. On January 29th, use your blog, your MySpace page, your Publishers Marketplace page, whatever you've got, big or small, and point people in the direction of Patry's book. You can even come to LitPark on the 29th and copy whatever I've posted and use it verbatim on your own blog. There will be photos, promotional videos, free books for folks who'd like to write reviews.

4 comments:

Noelle said...

That sounds like a great idea. I'll put something in today's company newsletter.

rdl said...

Noelle - Thanks!!

ipanema said...

sad to read that. over here, i am dealing with a friend suffering from cancer and it tears me apart. helping in small ways goes a long way.

that's a good idea what kind hearted people are doing.

Patry Francis said...

what an unbelievable day it's been! so happy to see my oldest friend involved. xox