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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-Kathleen Kaska

Truth in Fiction Readers often ask me if my mysteries are based on real-life crimes and circumstances. My answer is that my imagination provides what I need for my plots, so using actual cases is not necessary. However, there are … Continue reading

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Who is That Woman? by Patricia Smith Wood

Up until a couple of years ago, I never gave a lot of thought to a rather controversial subject. In fact, I didn’t even know there was a controversy. Most of us pick up our speech patterns as small children. … Continue reading

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A Dickens of a tale by Sally Carpenter

Although we’re past the Christmas season, every writer should watch the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” It’s the perfect examination of a writer’s life. The title is a misnomer. Charles Dickens didn’t invent Christmas. He only revitalized interest in … Continue reading

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Excited about 2019 by Paty Jager

I think the last time I was so excited about a new year, it was 40 years ago. The reason being, my hubby’s mother told him he couldn’t get married until he was 21. She had a strange reason why, … Continue reading

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New Year- New Insights

Several of the Ladies of Mystery have some info about how they begin a new year or resolutions they make. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. When I discover the need for change, I do it, no matter what time … Continue reading

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Filling the Stockings by Paty Jager

I don’t know about other mystery writers, but Christmas for me is like plotting a great caper. Nothing thrills me more than finding the perfect gift for a family member of friend. Then there comes the wrapping. It had to … Continue reading

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What we are Thankful for.

Several of the Ladies of Mystery authors sent paragraphs about what they are thankful for to be put on this 5th Thursday of the month post. ~Marilyn Meredith~ My family is at the top of the list. I have so … Continue reading

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