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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.

 

I Toad You I’m Glamourous

I Toad You I’m Glamourous

Toad poop. Yes, I said toad poop. I don’t know that I’ve ever encountered toad poop before.  Years ago, I had a toad that got into my kitchen in my townhouse in Charlotte, N.C.  A toad that the dog I had then, the adventurous Kirby (a k a TurboKirbo) desperately...

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Consumer Tips: No Purchase Necessary

Consumer Tips: No Purchase Necessary

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. I haven't seen much Publishers Clearing House junk mail these days – maybe a new...

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Consumer Tips: High-Class Con

Consumer Tips: High-Class Con

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 con artist may be a fan of mystery and thriller authors, but he (she?)...

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Consumer Tip: The SIM Scams

Consumer Tip: The SIM Scams

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. We live on our cell phones these days, with text messaging, photo snapping, bill...

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Consumer Tip: Scams Go Viral

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. - - - - - - - It didn't take long for scammers to see opportunity in a nation...

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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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