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Paty Jager
Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and... show more

Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.She has published twenty novels, three anthologies, and seven novellas. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story. Awards:2008 Perfectly Good Nanny won EPPIE for Best Contemporary Romance2010 Spirit of the Mountain placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest2011 Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence 2013 Secrets of a Mayan Moon won Reader's Crown Award for Best Romantic Suspense
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Birth date: June 28
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susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it 4 years ago
Shandra Higheagle is an easy character to like. At first, I was drawn in by her practical nature, how she stood her ground, and how she stood up for her friends. I was drawn into the mystery right away. Later on, things get a little silly. Shandra decides the best way to investigate matters is to sh...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 7 years ago
In the second in a series with an amateur sleuth, I always look for the plausibility factor, especially in a series that’s realistic and serious, not a humorous cozy. Jager pulls it off well. Artist Shandra Higheagle finds a body when digging clay for her pottery. She doesn’t run into a new murder, ...
leannesbookworld
leannesbookworld rated it 7 years ago
I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Marshal Mistletoe by Susan Horsnell.If that's the standard of the rest of the stories it's going to be a wonderful collection and some new authors for me to follow.This story is a western romance with action, drama, weddings, funerals and a kidnapping and bene...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 8 years ago
The settings—art galleries, Shandra Higheagle’s ranch, and the town of Huckleberry—give this book plenty of color. Shandra is a strong character, and Detective Ryan Greer is complex and interesting. The plot moved quickly, and the list of possible suspects kept me guessing—and guessing wrong—who had...
a TeMPLe of WoRDS
a TeMPLe of WoRDS rated it 8 years ago
I know I've said it time and time again, but I love mysteries, especially ones with good characters and an interesting death. This book has both. Shandra finds a dead body in the small town she lives in, and immediately becomes a suspect. It doesn't take long for her to convince the Detective that...
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