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Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Christmas from George! by Paty Jager

It wouldn't be Christmas without a cameo appearance by George our burro. He has such a personality that you can't help but love him. Even if his braying can sometimes drive you to distraction!  He loves kids and they love him.
Merry Christmas!
My husband and I sold our property in Central Oregon where it was getting too populated for us. We moved to our Alfalfa ranch in eastern Oregon. The problem with the move-- we only had a 200 square foot cabin to live in while our house was being built. We've been working on the new house non-stop other than going for supplies. Right now it looks like we'll be in by Christmas. That is my Christmas present this year.

The biggest problem with the move has been how it has interfered with my writing. The good news for readers is I have a mystery series that will be releasing Jan. 10th. The good news for you... It is out in pre-order at a sale price of $0.99.  When it releases the price will go up.

The first novel I wrote was a mystery. It feels right to finally make my way back to writing mysteries. I'm keeping my signature Native American branding with the mystery series. The amateur sleuth is a half Nez Perce potter.

Here is the blurb and the links to pre-order the first Shandra Higheagle Mystery.

Double Duplicity Blurb
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth.

Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her.

Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?

Merry Christmas Everyone!



  1. Paty, I love your Isabella Mumphrey mysteries, so I'll be eager to read your new series. Hope your new home is as pleasant (and finished) as your dreams for it are.

    1. Caroline, Thanks! So far my critique partners and beta readers have loved the mystery so that's a good news. I hope to get another Isabella book out this coming year. This year life interfered with my writing. I hope we make it into the house before we start getting the nasty weather everyone else is.

  2. So glad to see George the Burro again! And looking forward to your new series. :)

  3. Hey, maybe we can proclaim you the female Tony Hillerman! Your mystery series sounds like my cup of tea. Btw, I have a friend who is Cherokee mainly whose last name is Higheagle. I met him when I was writing a piece for the paper. He was a friend of Iron Eyes Cody, and he had the most amazing photo collection.

  4. LOL- That would be awesome! But my stories don't happen on the reservation. I have a couple planned that will take my protagonist there. I figured there were real Higheagles out there, but I liked the name. That sounds like it would be amazing from what you mentioned. I need to dig into the past of a great-great uncle who took photos in Nebraska. MY dad said he had an extensive collection of Native American items. He(my dad) thinks the items were donated to a museum. That's one of the trips my hubby and I are going to take now that he's semi-retired. ;)


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