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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 local newspapers and enjoyed her County Extension job 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.
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.Paty talks with host Patricia McLinn about what it takes to move from a concept to a book and all the iterations in between. This "long time coming" reflects Paty's own road to becoming a novelist. In Paty's words: "My ideas come from everywhere ... I'll be listening to a song and I'll come up with a story that goes with it because it won't go away. So then I put it aside and write it down." [17:20] You can follow Paty at her: website Facebook or Twitter
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