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Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Anniversary and BSP!

This post is blatant self-promotion. I don't like doing it, but my husband keeps hounding me to tell people I'm a writer, tell them about my books. He's not a reader. Which I would think would make him understand that I can't walk up to every person I meet and say, "Hi, I'm Paty Jager. I write books and I think you'd  like one." Readers would say, "What do you write, I might like your book." Other than the blatant in-their-face selling. I don't like it when someone tries too hard to sell me something, and I don't like to do it to other people. But walk up and talk books with a non-reader...They get petrified or mad.

My husband tells everyone he meets I'm a writer and they should check out my books. He hasn't read a single one, because, as I said up above he isn't a reader. He reads the local newspaper and the Capital Press--a paper about agriculture. And he reads the manuals to his tractors, but he reads very little other than that. But he has never given me a hard time about all the books I read early in our marriage and later my writing. He's always been supportive and let me do what I needed to do to get better.

But I suck at promoting myself in person. That's where he steps in and takes over. After 38 years, today, of marriage, we are the perfect couple. We fulfill in the other what they lack.

And for the BSP:

Brody one of the books in my Letters of Fate series has been nominated for the RONE award. This is an award given to books that have been reviewed in the InD'Tale magazine and have received a 4 or higher review. The next step in the award process is for fans to vote on their favorite books. So, if you have read Brody and enjoyed the book, I would appreciate you going here and voting.

You will have to register if you haven't been on the website before. This is only to keep everyone only voting once, they won't send you anything.  This is week four of the voting and this group can only be voted on until the 14th. 


If you haven't read Brody,  here is the blurb:


Historical western filled with steamy romance and the rawness of a growing country.

A letter from a grandfather he’s never met has Brody Yates escorted across the country to work on a ranch rather than entering prison. But his arrival in Oregon proves prison may have been the lesser of two evils. A revenge driven criminal, the high desert, and his grandfather’s beautiful ward may prove more dangerous than anything he’s faced on the New York docks.

Lilah Wells is committed to helping others: the judge who’d taken her in years ago, the neighboring children, and the ranch residents, which now includes the judge’s handsome wayward grandson. And it all gets more complicated when her heart starts ruling her actions.


Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 30+ novels, a dozen novellas, and short stories of murder mystery, western romance, and action adventure. She has a RomCon Reader’s Choice Award, EPPIE, Lorie, and RONE Award. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. This is what readers have to say about the Letters of Fate series- “...filled with romance, adventure and twists and turns.” “What a refreshing and well written love story of fate and hope!”

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  1. I think having to promote yourself is the worse part of writing. Most writers are introverts to some degree and don't like to sell anything. Good luck with all your writing endeavors.

  2. Promotion is the most difficult job of our career. Fortunately, my husband and daughters help. My husband is a voracious reader (as are all our family) but he is also good at formatting, uploading, and such dreary details. I'm so grateful he and our daughters are willing to help. All our lives we are taught not to brag and suddenly as writers we're supposed to do so. Can't do it. As Judy said, most of us are introverts to some degree (I certainly am) and don't like selling. You hooked me with your first Letters of Fate, so I just snagged this one.

  3. I know we all think talking and writing about our books is cringe-inducing, but, as a reader, I love hearing about books. I've bought many just by reading the blurb in a post or on FB.


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