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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.

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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Print or Audio? by Paty Jager

I’m happy to say my first mystery audio book is now available! This has been a dream of mine since my first book in the Shandra Higheagle mystery series was available to purchase in ebook and print. From the very … Continue reading

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Guest – Laurinda Wallace

What Makes This Writer Tic … er … Tick I’m a reader. A voracious reader. More than a one-book-at-a-time reader. It all started with Dick and Jane stories in the first grade. Once I had those under my belt, I … Continue reading

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Killing Time by Paty Jager

Eons ago when I wrote my  first mystery book it all started with guests on a talk show. Well, let me take a step back from there. I wrote that first murder mystery because there was someone in my life … Continue reading

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