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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.

 

Consumer Tip No. 64: Taking advantage of the uniform

Consumer Tip No. 64: Taking advantage of the uniform

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.   This Consumer Tip topic comes from Patricia, who writes: "Lucky me -- just...

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Is Being Negative Truly “Helpful”?

Is Being Negative Truly “Helpful”?

Robert Frost said there was something in nature that does not like a wall. I’m here to tell you there’s something in Amazon review readers that loves a negative review. There must be, because negative reviews attract “helpful” votes five, ten, even fifteen times more...

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15 Things You Can do to Help Authors

15 Things You Can do to Help Authors

15* things you can do to help authors you love who aren’t household names that won’t cost you a penny: 1. When you’re going to buy something on Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, go to your selected author’s website. Click on one of their books to take you to the...

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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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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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