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tessa rescue collie writer's life Kentucky Derby TV

Tessa’s first Kentucky Derby

I don’t know if Tessa was trying to herd the horses or make them stop, but she sure got a kick out of watching the Kentucky Derby on TV. Though she did lose a bit of interest as long shot Rich Strike made a swift move on the rail to overtake the leaders. The handsome colt won,  paid $163.60 to win on a $2 bet! The major upset represented the first Derby attempt — and victory! — for the owner, trainer and jockey.

You can watch Tessa’s reaction in a Facebook video I posted here.

 

Straight from the heart: Fur babies

Straight from the heart: Fur babies

If you’ve ever followed me on social media or been part of Patricia’s ReadHeads, you know about my rescue collie Kalli. I was heartbroken when she died at the end of September 2021 at 14½ years old. After coming through three tough leg surgeries for a broken carpus...

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Consumer Tip No. 63: A Call to Answer

Consumer Tip No. 63: A Call to Answer

In honor of my Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, my assistant Kay Coyte is writing for my newsletter and blog a series of consumer tips inspired by TV reporter Elizabeth Danniher. *** In April, I urged a healthy skepticism of unsolicited emails and texts that...

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Consumer Tip No. 60: Little Victories

Consumer Tip No. 60: Little Victories

In honor of my Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, my assistant Kay Coyte is writing for my newsletter and blog a series of consumer tips inspired by TV reporter Elizabeth Danniher. *** The Year of the Coronavirus has been a tough one, with little to cheer. So for...

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Consumer Tip No. 59: No Pandemic Pause

Consumer Tip No. 59: No Pandemic Pause

In honor of my Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, my assistant Kay Coyte is writing for my newsletter and blog a series of consumer tips inspired by TV reporter Elizabeth Danniher. *** In the never-ending effort to combat scams and consumer fraud, two recent...

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Things I call my dog

Things I call my dog

Recently, a question came up about how my dog got the name Kalli. She’s named after a character in my book Rodeo Nights. My previous rescue collie was named after the hero in the book, so it seemed fitting to name her after the heroine. On the other hand, I refuse to...

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Guest Appearances by Patricia

I've appeared on other book talk podcasts and videos, most recently I appeared on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast to discuss the craft of writing and how to create a sustainable career as a writer. You can view these podcasts on my YouTube Podcasts on Writing channel.

Creating a Sustainable Writing Career

Boone County Public Library’s Innovators & Creators podcast featuring innovators and creators in our community.

It's a Mystery podcast, with Alexandra Amor

Patricia McLinn appearance on The Joys Of Binge Reading – Mad About Wyoming

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