Sunday, September 16, 2012

Historical Romance Author Paty Jager

From left: authors Carmen Peone, Paty Jeger & Janet Chester Bly

Recently I had the delight of meeting a couple regional writers, Carmen Peone (far left) and Paty Jager (center)  at a booksigning for And Books Too! in Clarkston, Washington, the weekend of the Lewiston, Idaho rodeo. Paty mentioned in her blog about how we also made our own mini writer's conference as the three of us discussed everything from promoting to how we came up with our ideas.

"The bookstore wasn't our only stop," writes Paty. "We were also invited to the Hells Gate Park for a dinner sponsored by the "Sisters on the Fly" a group of fun loving women who travel in packs with vintage travel trailers. At the dinner we all gave our spiel about our books and sold copies. After the meal, we were entertained by a husband and wife duo (Beargrass) who knew just about every western and bluegrass song a person could name."

Later in the week I'll feature Carmen's debut novels.
Here's some blurbs about some of Paty Jeger's books ...

Secrets of a Mayan Moon, novel by author Paty Jeger
Secrets of a Mayan Moon

Secrets of a Mayan Moon ...An Isabella Mumphrey Action Adventure Story

What happens when a brilliant anthropologist is lured to the jungle to be used as a human sacrifice?

Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.
Secrets of a Mayan Moon is available on Kindle or Nook . . . 
Spirit of the Mountain, novel by author Paty Jeger
Spirit of the Mountain

Spirit of the Mountain

Wren, the daughter of a Nimiipuu chief, has been fated to save her people ever since her vision quest. When a warrior from the enemy Blackleg tribe asks for her hand in marriage to bring peace between the tribes, her world is torn apart.
Himiin is the spirit of the mountain, custodian to all creatures including the Nimiipuu. As a white wolf he listens to Wren’s secret fears and loses his heart to the mortal maiden. Respecting her people’s beliefs, he cannot prevent her leaving the mountain with the Blackleg warrior. 
When an evil spirit threatens Wren’s life, Himiin must leave the mountain to save her. But to leave the mountain means he’ll turn to smoke… 
Author Paty Jeger
Paty Jager

About Paty Jager:

Growing up in the Northeast corner of Oregon, riding horses and reading were her favorite pastimes. Many hours were spent roaming the Wallowa Mountains on her horse Junebug and making up stories in her  head. She read anything she could get her hands on from the school and local library.

"Many of my school lunch hours I could be found reading the thickest books I borrowed from the library. Usually Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney."

Her love of books and positive feedback from instructors gave her the incentive to try her hand at writing. She dabbled with children's books and was told she wrote too adult. Then wrote murder mysteries when a personal experience had her facing anger issues.

"I enjoyed the red herrings involved in writing mysteries."           

While honing her writing skills she and her husband raised four children.

"We are now empty nesters and loving it! Instead of grumbling kids, we now cater to two dogs, two horses, a mini horse, a donkey, and thirty mother cows and currently ranch 350 acres."

Find out more about Paty and her books at her website:



Paty Jager said...

Janet, It was fun meeting you and Carmen and discussing this business. Thank you for sharing my books with your readers and friends.

Janet said...

Paty: Thanks for the note. Hope this helps you connect with some new readers. Blessings, Janet