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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.

Guest Blogger- Susan Cory

How I come up with the plots for my amateur sleuth mystery series. Have you ever wondered what could happen if you didn’t totally wipe your hard drive before getting rid of your old computer? Or what could happen if … Continue reading

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It’s Audio Book Month by Paty Jager

Do you like to listen to audio books? I have become a fan of them both as a writer and a listener. I just finished the second book in Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s , Thora Gudmundsdottir series. They are classified as suspense, … Continue reading

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New Member

To fill in the fifth Monday of the month, I’ll introduce you to our new member. We were sorry to see Sally Carpenter leave the Ladies of Mystery, but I’m excited to say I found some to take over her … Continue reading

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TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY by Marilyn Meredith

Because it’s long holiday weekend, too many forget this is the day to remember all those who gave up their lives in wars for our freedom. My husband served 20 years in the Sea Bees, including 3 tours in Vietnam. … Continue reading

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Voice and Word Choice by Paty Jager

“Voice is the author’s style, the quality that makes his or her writing unique, and which conveys the author’s attitude, personality, and character; or. Voice is the characteristic speech and thought patterns of the narrator of a work of fiction.” This definition I pulled off … Continue reading

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What Do Animals and Children Reveal? by Paty Jager

It’s funny how having a reader comment about how having a child’s interaction with my main character shows a different side to him–a side she liked–reminded me why I put animals, and in the case of the Gabriel Hawke series … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad by Marilyn Meredith

Traveling the road of life is never smooth. It seems just when everything is going well, a huge boulder crops up to make the way difficult. First off, my post is late because when I was writing it on Sunday, … Continue reading

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