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About patyjag

Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 30+ novels, novellas, and short stories of murder mystery, western romance, and action adventure. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Paty and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. Riding horses and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

Pulling in the Reader by Paty Jager

Following the clues may not only stop the wedding… but separate Shandra and Ryan for life. This is the tagline for my latest release. When I wrote it, I didn’t realize the impact it has on readers. Especially those who have … Continue reading

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Encore Performance by Sally Carpenter

One of the nice things about publishing is the chance to do it all over again and better. Five years ago my first book, The Baffled Beatlemanic Caper, went out of print. That publisher has since closed its doors, so … Continue reading

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Bringing Fact & Fiction Together by Paty Jager

The current Shandra Higheagle book I’m getting ready to publish has needed many different people to make it a realistic story, not only for plot and story line, but also setting and characters. Book eleven revisits the Colville Reservation where … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Wendy Tyson

Giving Back Gives Back By Wendy Tyson My family moved from Philadelphia to Vermont last year, and I’ve spent the last ten months getting further acquainted with our new hometown. Small-town living is quite different from life in the sprawling … Continue reading

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Hiding the killer in my subconscious by Paty Jager

Every mystery book I’ve written, I start out with the firm belief I know who the killer is. I start preparing for the book by deciding where the main character, Shandra Higheagle is, what she is doing, and how she … Continue reading

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What’s in a Title? by Paty Jager

Do you pick a book by the title? Do you want the title to tell you the genre of the story or what the story will be about? How about a mystery? Do you want the title to be a … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Christoph Burmeister

The Poetic Murderer, and me — How the Book Came to Be Fear will learn to fear you. Last winter I got the news: Lionel Ross wanted to publish my first novel. I was overjoyed and humbled beyond my ability … Continue reading

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