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Consumer Tip No. 61: Opportunity and Meanness

Consumer Tip No. 61: Opportunity and Meanness

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 will come as no surprise to Consumer Tip readers that soulless con artists...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Consumer Tip No. 58: You’ve Got (Suspicious) Mail

Consumer Tip No. 58: You’ve Got (Suspicious) Mail

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. *** As I was working on this column, focusing on warnings and advice about bad...