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AUG. 30-SEPT 3, 2023: Bouchercon, San Diego CA.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2023: Minnesota Mystery Night Featured Author, Axel’s Restaurant, 1318 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota, MN. 7:00-8:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 5, 2023: Author talk, Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington St., Northfield, MN. 6:00-7:00.

MARCH 14, 2024: Author talk, Lake City Public Library, 201 S. High St., Lake City, MN. 6:00-7:00.

APRIL 11-14, 2024: Left Coast Crime Conference, Seattle, WA.

APRIL 26-28, 2024: Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD.






CHICKS ON THE CASE, “That’s Not Funny.” October 19, 2022

WRITER WRITER PANTS ON FIRE, “Nailing Inspiration.” December 5, 2022

THE MYSTERY OF WRITING, “The Serious, the Fun, and Detectives Off Leash.” February 6, 2023.

MYSTERY FANFARE, “Your Inner Villain,” February 16, 2023.

WOMEN WRITERS, WOMEN’S BOOKS, “Writing When Hurt, Writing to Heal.” February 14, 2023.

BOOK Q&As with DEBORAH KALB, February 16, 2023.

DRU’S BOOK MUSINGS, “A Day in My Life,” February 17, 2023.

THE NERD DAILY, “Where’s the Chocolate?,” February 20, 2023

JUNGLEREDWRITERS, “Home Fires,” February 28, 2023



CrimeFictionCritic: “This is a well-crafted novel with excellent writing, witty dialogue, and plenty of humor.”

Marcia Reading Past Dark: “The most engaging part of this book, and what swept me away, is the language. Ms. Paton, may I have another?”

FaithFictionFriends: “There’s an undercurrent of dark comedy running throughout the story, with some of the best stretches of dialogue between the police officers that I’ve read.”

Northfield News February 9, 2023. “Social Issues Figure into 3rd Installment of Mystery Series by Local Author,” by Pamela Thompson.

THE BIG THRILL March 2023: When The House Burns Interview.

THE BIG THRILL January 2021: Priscilla Paton interviewed by Dawn Ius.


Jayme_reads Dec. 19, 2020:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was definitely a solid crime thriller with characters that kept me guessing and intrigued. There were intense moments that had me turning the pages quickly. If your into crime books, this one is definitely for you!


SORRY ALL BOOKED UP Dec. 18, 2020: Review Should Grace Fail

This book was so good! The storyline had me hooked and i felt so much empathy and pain for the characters in this book! The authors writing style is wonderful and keeps you intrigued! The subtle twist and turns in this story were so believeable and made me feel as if i was a part of the story!

FAITHFICTIONFRIENDS Dec. 7, 2020: “Should Grace Fail is not the expected police procedural. It aims a bit higher and it succeeds as something more like literary crime fiction. What’s impressive is how Paton captures a diverse array of characters, making each seem credible and fully believable. It’s a good story, worth the careful reading it requires.”