I don't know Patry Francis personally but I am touched by the amount of support by her friends to let people know about her book. Please check out her personal website and consider buying a copy of The Lion's Diary.
Here, in Patry's words, are what her book is about: "Though my novel deals with murder, betrayal, and the even more lethal crimes of the heart, the real subjects of THE LIAR'S DIARY are music, love, friendship, self-sacrifice and courage. The darkness is only there for contrast; it's only there to make us realize how bright the light can be. I'm sure that most writers whose work does not flinch from the exploration of evil feel the same."