Thursday, July 28, 2016

Seven Wonders of my World by Paty Jager

How would you count the wonders of your world?
 
My world is 280 acres most of the time. That is to walk, drive, and ride my horse on. But when I think about how "worldly" I've become since publishing my first book, it astounds me. I've tried hard over the years to promote my books and myself because, face it, this day and age the reader wants to know about the person writing the books they enjoy. 

I Googled myself. And came up with 65,900 references to me. ((Mind Blown)) Yes, I am a blogging fool. I love to blog.  Bing said there were 645,000 instances. I didn't check them all to see if they were all me but that's a good number. Yahoo said 8,800 references.  So that makes my world fairly large.

Being an introvert if I didn't know that this much information about me should be good for book sales, I'd be hiding in my closet for fear someone might be peeking in my window and taking away my solitude. Since I want to sell books, I like these numbers. Scrolling through most of the references are to blogs. I'm on 6 group blogs. This is what ups my  numbers on social media.

But what are the 7 Wonders of my World?

1- I know 4 authors who live in Australia and we have chatted via emails.
2- I received an email fan letter from a reader in Australia
3- I am friends with a blogger who lives in Guatemala
4 - A woman in Brazil sent me a fan email
5 - A woman in the Netherlands loves my books ( not a relative)
6 - I have several authors in England who I've chatted with and participated with during online events
7 - I can touch this many people by sitting at my computer, writing the stories that interest me and captivate people from around the world.

As a child reading books set all over the world, I dreamed about visiting these places. Now I learn about them through others and put them in my books. 




Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 25+ novels and over a dozen novellas and short stories of murder mystery, western historical romance, and action adventure. She has a RomCon Reader’s Choice Award for her Action Adventure and received the EPPIE Award for Best Contemporary Romance. This is what reviewers say about her Shandra Higheagle Mystery series: "Mystery, romance, small town, and Native American heritage combine to make a compelling read."




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.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Catch a Clue- Find an Author



Every Monday catch a clue about a new to you mystery, thriller, or suspense book or author. 

Authors: In comments give readers a five sentence passage from one of your books. 

Include:
Title
Author
genre (mystery, thriller, suspense)
buy link
Website or Amazon Author page link. 

Go here for easy to follow instruction on how to hyper link your the buy link and your website or Author Page.  https://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/p/how-to-use-active-links-in-comments.html


Readers enjoy finding new authors. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Characters Favorite and Least Favorite Things by Paty Jager



I thought it would be fun to take several of my characters and list their favorite and least favorite thing.

Book/Series               Character              Favorite thing        Least Favorite 
                                                                                                          thing

Isabella Mumphrey      Doctor Isabella        Studying Native              Bats
Adventure series         Mumphrey               American history

Shandra Higheagle      Shandra                   Sheba, her dog            Commitment
Mystery series             Higheagle        


Shandra Higheagle      Crazy Lil                  Purple clothing           Detective Ryan 
Mystery Series                                                                               Greer

Letters of Fate            Brody Yates           Helping others             Having to survive
Brody

Letters of Fate            Isaac Corum            Solitude                       Meddling
Isaac 

Letters of Fate           Davis Weston           Family                       Dishonesty
Davis       

Spirit of the               Himiin                     The mountain           Evil Spirit Wolves
Mountain

Spirit of the              Wewukiye              Joking and laughing          Hatred
Lake

Spirit of the               Sa-qan                  Soaring through             Cavalry
Sky                                                             the sky 


Joseph Canyon
The best part about writing books is getting to make up characters that are either like me or the complete opposite of me.  I can populate my books with characters who have traits of my family and friends and mix them up so no one knows I'm writing about them, but I know. ;) That is one of the most fun and creative parts of being a writer.

If you were to write a book would you include a character or two with your traits or only choose ones like the people around you?


Monday, July 18, 2016

Catch a Clue- Find New Authors


Every Monday catch a clue about a new to you mystery, thriller, or suspense book or author. 

Authors: In comments give readers a five sentence passage from one of your books. 

Include:
Title
Author
genre (mystery, thriller, suspense)
buy link
Website or Amazon Author page link. 

Go here for easy to follow instruction on how to hyper link your the buy link and your website or Author Page.  https://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/p/how-to-use-active-links-in-comments.html

Readers enjoy finding new authors. 

Share your participation on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook with this ready-to-go tweet. Or make your own! Sharing expands our reach.

Discover great NEW favorite mystery authors on Writing into the Sunset! http://bit.ly/1SnJUh5 #MondayBlogs #Mystery #MustReads