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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.

Shiny new release! by Paty Jager

This is late! I wrote it and thought I’d scheduled the post to go live yesterday, but no, it was still in my folder. So, after a day delay, here is my post! The 8th book of my Shandra Higheagle … Continue reading

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5th Week Frenzy

I just noticed that there are 5 weeks in May and we only have 4 weeks scheduled with our regular bloggers so…. any mystery writer so sees this, post your latest release or a book you have at a reduced … Continue reading

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Fingerprinting by Paty Jager

My current work in progress has been interesting and fun. I’ve had numerous conversations with forensic and law enforcement employees about fingerprints. While the fingerprints on an object doesn’t help find the killer in my book, the illusion they are … Continue reading

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Walk the Walk by Paty Jager

The whole reason I picked an amateur sleuth was to avoid having to be too technical with cop speak and legalese. I’m working on Book 8, Fatal Fall, in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series. Shandra has the flu and her … Continue reading

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Staying Small Town by Paty Jager

As I was contemplating the next Shandra Higheagle Mystery, I thought I needed to take her out of Huckleberry and away from the reservation to not have critics saying there are too many murders in the ski resort or on … Continue reading

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Guest – Marian Allen

A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMMERHOUSE How the DEAD GUY was born When I began college in 1 968, I had read enough Gothic Romances to be contemptuous of the formula: Orphan girl in her late teens is hired by … Continue reading

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Guest: Lori Robinett

Why do I write thrillers? I write thrillers for the same reason I read them – I’m a chicken. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting my PI license or going to the police academy, but . . . During … Continue reading

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