When Patry Francis was first diagnosed with colon cancer, she didn’t want anyone to know. “I wanted to be able to have lunch with people and not have them wonder if I was going to drop dead on the spot,” says Francis, the 52-year-old author of The Liar’s Diary, a sexy whodunit about self-deception, murder and motherhood out today in paperback. Francis, who lives in Cape Cod with her husband of 25 years and is in close contact with her four adult children, found a different refuge for her own dark places: simplywait.blogspot.com.
Cohen is just one of about 300 writers – including Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, and Neil Gaiman, the scribe behind Stardust – who plan to promote The Liar’s Diary on their own blogs today online. Because Francis is unable to do a conventional book tour to promote the book, her new friends and fellow authors will be doing it for her online. While some will simply write about The Liar’s Diary and their friendship with Francis, others, such as Cohen, will also write about cancer, sickness and a healthy dose of publishing-world dish.
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