Patry Francis' debut novel, The Liar's Diary, came out in hardcover from Dutton last spring. The trade paperback release is today, but a few weeks ago, Patry was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
She's had several surgeries, and her prognosis is good, but given that Patry won't have much energy for promoting, a number of bloggers are banding together to do it for her.
It's not just a first generation web buzzword. This is what community looks like.
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First Amendment Project
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network