It’s the debut thriller by the US-based author, but her health prevents her from promoting it, so authors around the world have pledged, on January 29th, to mention her and the book on their blogs. The book is a gripping thriller about a woman whose life is changed by a new arrival in town – a woman who enchants both her husband and her son.
Patry worked as a waitress for years to feed her family while writing her book, and the writing community was shocked when on the eve of publication she was struck down.
You can read the author’s blog here.
If you want to be supportive, buy her book. Here’s a password from Penguin to help. Go to the US site of Penguin books by clicking here. On the shopping cart page, write PATRY in the “coupon code” field. Click “update card” to see the price drop 15 per cent before you pay.
If you are in the media and want to interview her, write to her publicist: email@example.com Author Karen Dionne, who is doing lots of the co-ordination for this, dropped me a note a few minutes ago adding: “ There's a nice article about the blogging effort at Red Room.” Check it out by clicking here:
Go to this address: http://www.litpark.com/ for all sorts of associated material, including audio files and a youtube link.