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Patry Francis Hi Nikki, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Orphans enough to check out The Liar's Diary! Readers like you mean everything to me. If you give me your …moreHi Nikki, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Orphans enough to check out The Liar's Diary! Readers like you mean everything to me. If you give me your address, I'll be happy to send you a copy.
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Patry Francis Well, good morning, Cristina! I'm so sorry I didn't respond to your lovely comment or question sooner, but apparently, I didn't get a notification whe…moreWell, good morning, Cristina! I'm so sorry I didn't respond to your lovely comment or question sooner, but apparently, I didn't get a notification when you posted it. Thank you, thank you for your kind words--which may mean even more to me seven months after you wrote them, as I'm working on the second draft of a new novel, a process that always fills me with alternate bursts of euphoric hope and doubt. With Orphans, as with my new novel, what came to me first was one character who was compelling enough for me to follow. Gus, the child, and then the adult is an entirely fictional character, but he felt so real to me that it's still hard for me to believe he doesn't exist. Thanks again! Patry(less)
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“...but the truth is, the more hours I spend in contemplation, the less I know about God-and the more I realize how arrogant it is for us poor humans to squeeze the Infinite into our limited definitions.”
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Patry Laura J. W. wrote: "Happy New Year, Patry!"

Laura J. W. wrote: "Happy New Year, Patry!"

Thank you, Laura! All good things to you in 2018!


Laura J. W. Happy New Year, Patry!


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Patry Thanks, Zoe. The writing life is good. I have a new novel coming out early next year and am immersed in the third. Hope all is well with you!


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Zoë Sharp Hi Patry. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


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Mike Brecon Thanks for adding me to your list of friends.
Best wishes
Mike Brecon


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Mike Brecon Thanks for adding me to your list of friends.
Best wishes
Mike Brecon


Harlequin Books Hi Patry, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also update news when I can for example; did you know that in March Silhouette Desires will be putting out their 2000th book? The authors are celebrating with a special blog on eHarlequin.com :).


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Gail Koger Hey Patry

Life is for laughter and chocolate!

gail




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D.A. Schneider Hello,

My new book The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane is available now at amazon.com. I hope you have a great holiday.

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Dean Baker thank you for adding me - appreciate it


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Dianne Ascroft Thanks for your friendship. It's great to connect with a fellow writer.

Dianne Ascroft,
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John Wills

Thank you for being a friend and we know a friend is one attached to another by affection or esteem. One that is of the same nation, party, or group that favors or promotes something, which is how we met here. I will just say you’re very special and a highly favored. I would greatly appreciate you’re viewing my webpage to read a full chapter and reviews to which one wrote:

"Not since The Color Purple have I read a book that evoked such emotions. John T. Wills possesses the ability to transport the reader directly into the life and struggles of his main characters story. I was educated in a way that did not afford me the benefit of truly understanding the significance of the historical events taught from a stand alone perspective. This book actually touched my heart and inspired me to increase the equity in my "dash"! Excellent -- Tonja Covington

I am sending my wishes to you for the blessings of peace, joy, and success…



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Saleh Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


message 26: by Blair (last edited Dec 06, 2008 06:35PM)

Blair Hi Patry,

I spent November doing that crazy NaNoWriMo thing. (Wrote a skeleton of a mystery novel; trying to stay occupied while I await the publication of my "real" book next month--Accordion Dreams, my Cajun music memoir.)

So, after a heavy writing month, I decided to treat myself to Liar's Diary.

Wow! Couldn't put it down!
It's hard to comment without giving it away, but I sure didn't see the ending coming!

Now I've inspired the bass player in my Cajun band (also on Goodreads, who is listening to the audio version.

Sending you best wishes,

Blair Kilpatrick


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Chase Von Hi Patry and love your book trailer:)

If you get a chance do check out my latetest interview with Cheryl Kaye Tardif:)

Best wishes and thanks for the connect:)

Sincerely,

Chase Von


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Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.


message 23: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Patry,
Always a real pleasure to meet another writer.
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads.
ROGER


message 22: by Blair (last edited Sep 08, 2008 03:31PM)

Blair Thanks, Patry, for the friend request. I hope you are doing well.
I've added "The Liar's Diary" to my "to read" list.

All the best,

Blair Kilpatrick
Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music (University Press of Mississippi, January 2009)



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Jeannie Faulkner Barber HI Patry and thanks so much for adding me as a friend. Your book "A Liar's Diary" sounds very interesting! If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, www.jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on…clairkelley@synthasite.com. This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand.
Thanks,
Jeannie



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Candie Price Thanks for the add!


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Flying by to say congrats on another book well done and to thank you for adding me to your list of Friends...Blessings! Janie


Abbeville Press Hi Patry, and thanks for the add!

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our exciting new online media


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Letitia Patry, I have to say I think the cover to the German edition of your book is much cooler! What a wonderful eye-catching design!

Your name is so interesting. Where did it come from? I'm always interested because my name is different.


SassyMama Hi, Patry...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...Congrats on your novels...much successs to you now and in the future...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...a Happy 4th of July...and Happy Reading and Writing :-)


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Andrea Kulman Hi, Patry. Thanks for being a friend on Good Reads. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.


Karielle at Books à la Mode hi Patry

thanks for the friend request. hope to see you around!


best,
Alyssa


Jacqueline Hi Patry,thanks for add,hope to get to know you better soon,good luck with your book.

god bless
Jacqui


message 12: by Jessica

Jessica Hey Patry! I went to add your book to my currently reading list and just realized that you're a friend of mine! What a pleasure! :) I'm loving the book so far. I just started it, but already there's an air of mystery, in the characters alone. I like how you've created such an atmosphere within the first few chapters! Can't wait to keep reading!


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Sundang Saputra Hi Patry...
nice to know you being my friend & congrats about your new book


Massimiliano Mauriello Many thanks for the add, Patry.

I think your books are really interesting and good and would like to read some.

Warmest regards

Max


Maggie Patry
Congratulations on your book! I hope you are well. I really enjoy your blog.
xo
Maggie Marr

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message 8: by Imey

Imey Juliant Hi Patry,
Pleasure to meet you
im glad to be your goodreads friends
want to read your book, but i can't found here.....

warm rgds
~meda~


message 7: by Kelly

Kelly Moran A great pleasure to meet a fellow author!
Kelly Moran
home.wi.rr.com/kellymoran
XXXOOO


message 6: by Leora

Leora Hey, Patry

your lovely work resonates!

So glad to be your friend here!

-Leora


message 5: by Karen

Karen Hi Patry,

Thanks for the add. It's Karin Gillespie writing under a pen name. I'd hoped to see you in Nashville. Went to your panel but I guess you had a conflict. Hope all is well with you.

Karin


message 4: by Andie

Andie Hey, thanks for the add.. i really like to read ur novel there :)


message 3: by Rosemary (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:24PM)

Rosemary Patry, thanks so much for the invitation. The Liar's Diary sounds marvelous!--a book to share with my daughters, who (like me) enjoy the psychological twists and turns. I wish you the very best with this book and all.


message 2: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:09PM)

Daniel Good luck Patry, from a fellow author. I liked the review Myfanwy gave about your latest book. Keep up the good work.


message 1: by Susan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM)

Susan Henderson Patry!

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