But alas, the books I find myself reading the most lately are nonfiction. Though I have been reading Craig Lesley's books to discover how a Native American contemporary male thinks. I tend to read more non-fiction than fiction as I work to write books in three different genres and keep the stories sounding plausible.
My current get lost in a book is The Science and Art of Tracking by Tom Brown, Jr. It is fascinating reading how trackers don't just look at tracks but the atmosphere around them to find the trails of who or what they are tracking. And why am I reading books on tracking? Because the main character of my second mystery series is a Fish and Wildlife Officer who is proficient in tracking.
Before that I pulled up articles and high school websites reading about how they run, their teachers, activities, and school boards. This was to wrap up my newest release, Artful Murder.
Book ten in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery Series
Secrets… Scandal… Murder…
An autistic boy and his brother need potter Shandra Higheagle’s help when a teacher’s body is found after a confrontation with the older brother. Shandra knows the boy is innocent. Digging into the teacher’s life, she and Ryan turn up scandal.
Detective Ryan Greer has believed in Shandra’s dreams in the past, but she can’t always be right. When his investigation uncovers a principal on the take, females being harassed, and parents kept in the dark, he discovers more suspects than the brothers. Shandra’s time at the school is coming to an end, and the killer has struck again.
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And before that I read books, talked to my daughter, and read online articles on dyslexia. I never realized there were so many different types until our granddaughter was diagnosed with the disorder. I created a character with dyslexia and a hard life, and made her the heroine in my latest novella release, Catch the Rain.
Running from her past, Kitty Baxter catches a glimpse of her future—if she’s brave enough to believe in herself and the kind-hearted stranger who claims she deserves love.
Focused on setting up his new veterinarian practice, Zach MacDonald becomes sidetracked by a karaoke singing beauty with a secret. He sees what others do not and becomes determined to make Kitty see that anyone can learn to catch the rain.
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What are some of your favorite books and why?
Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 32 novels, 6 novellas, and numerous anthologies of murder mystery and western romance. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. This is what Mysteries Etc says about her Shandra Higheagle mystery series: “Mystery, romance, small town, and Native American heritage combine to make a compelling read.”