Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.
She has published thirty novels, four anthologies, and seven novellas. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story.
2008 Perfectly Good Nanny won EPPIE for Best Contemporary Romance
2010 Spirit of the Mountain placed 1st in the paranormal Lories Best Published Book Contest
2011 Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
2013 Secrets of a Mayan Moon won Reader's Crown Award for Best Romantic Suspense
2015 Double Duplicity is a finalist in the Chanticleer Mayhem and Murder Contest