Sunday, May 1, 2011
Paty Jager- Western Romance
Today, I raise hay and cattle with my husband of thirty-two years. One piece of property is rural. There I still use an outhouse, have to bring my own water when it isn't irrigation season, and until last year, I showered outside under a faucet on the side of the cabin.
All of this helps to make my western stories, whether they're historical or contemporary, ring true for the western genre.
I've always been fascinated by the men and women who traveled across the states to live in Oregon. It was a long and grueling trip. They had to be tough and independent to make the journey and then survive afterward.
Their grit makes them great heroes and heroines and the wild country and other independent characters builds conflict into the stories.
I'm excited to be a part of this multi-genre blog and learn more about how writers of other genres feel about what they write.
Thank you Sarah and Judith for bringing us together!