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Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year, New Digs, New Genre by Paty Jager

Welcome 2015!

house from our hill
I'm excited to be celebrating a new year. If you don't follow my blog or aren't a friend on FB you don't know that our property in central Oregon sold in May, we moved to our property in eastern Oregon by July 1st, and have been living in a 200 square foot cabin while we build our next house. At first we thought we'd be in the new house by Christmas. However due to weather and being in an out-of-the-way community it is taking longer than we'd anticipated. We will be in before February. Right now we are down to finishing the walk-in shower, adding trim and interior doors, and installing the appliances. This new  house will be the first time I've had an office to write in. One with several walls where I can hang up inspirations and have a large white board to keep track of what I need to work on and what is coming up. 
picture going on my office wall

The new genre I am extremely excited about! Back when I first decided to become a writer I wanted to write mysteries. I had trouble finding the help I needed to hone my writing skills. I ventured away from true mystery and added mystery to my romance books. But starting in 2015 readers can purchase mystery books by me!

 The first book of the Shandra Higheagle mysteries is available until Jan. 10th on pre-order for $.99. When Double Duplicity releases, the price will go up to $3.99. February 10th, Tarnished Remains, Book Two in the Shandra Higheagle Series will release and March 10th, Deadly Aim the third book will be available.

Some might say how can you hop from genre to genre? I believe in writing what I'm passionate about. All my stories have either cowboy or Native American elements. Shandra Higheagle is a half Nez Perce artist who gets drawn into the murder of a gallery owner and given clues in the form of dreams by her recently deceased grandmother.

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?

This book is available for $.99 pre-order.

Writing into the Sunset


Echo Ishii said...

I love mysteries!
I envy you living in Oregon. I have an uncle who moved there and loves it. Would like the chance to visit someday.

Sarah Raplee said...

I love mysteries and can't wait to read these. Ordered mine a while ago!

Judith Ashley said...

Your Shandra Higheagle mystery series sounds like a great read. So glad you'll have your own dedicated writing space!

Paty Jager said...

Echo, Thank you for commenting. I hope you enjoy the book if you read it. Oregon is very diverse in climate and geography. It's a great place to live. I hope are able to visit some day.

Paty Jager said...

Thank you for pre-ordering Double Duplicity. I hope you enjoy it.

Paty Jager said...

Hi Judith! I can'tell wait to make use of the space.

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to get an ARC of the first mystery in the series and I can tell you I was completely captivated. Stayed up late to finish it.

It really captures your voice and still maintains the Nez Perce connection which you've written so well in your Spirit series. I can hardly wait to read the next two in this great series.

Paty Jager said...

Maggie, glad to hear the book kept your attention and you enjoyed it.

Diana McCollum said...

I previously pre-ordered the book. Can't wait for it to reach my Nook. Your house is coming a long nicely, from all the pictures I've seen on Facebook. And what a wonderful location!!

Paty Jager said...

Hi Diana! Thank you for ordering! The house moving along. It just feels slow because I'm so anxious to get moved in.