News & Events

BECAUSE of the Covid-19 pandemic, events are virtual until further notice.

Information for Book Groups: If your book group is wishes to connect with Priscilla through Zoom or other online formats, please send an email to [email protected]


December 8, 2020: 7:00 p.m. CST. SHOULD GRACE FAIL Virtual Launch. Hosted by Once Upon a Crime Book Store. Sign up at



Oct. 30.   Indie Crime Scene Interview via website.

Oct. 31.   Mysterical-E magazine, “What’s Your Process” Feature.

Nov. 1.    Elena Taylor Blog, “interview” with characters Erik Jansson and Deb Metzger.

Nov. 23.  HastyBooklist guest article, “The Tragedy and Comedy of Settings.”

Nov. TBD.  Mystery Fanfare guest article, “Character Glimpses.”

Dec. 1.    Indie Crime Scene New Release announcement via website.

Dec. 4.   JungleRed Writers Guest Blog. On the website and on Instagram “Jungleredwriters.”

Dec. 6: 3:00 CST. Words and Whimsey Online chat.


Past Events

October 16-18. 2020 “Sacramento” Bouchercon Convention. Panel: “Cold Cases: A New Look at Old Crimes,” Sat. Oct 17, 9-10 PTD.

August 16, 2018: 7:00 p.m. Northfield Launch Event for Where Privacy Dies: Reading and Signing at Content Bookstore, 314 Division St., Northfield, MN 55057

August 18: 12:00-2:00. Twin Cities Launch Event for Where Privacy Dies: Reading and Signing at Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, 604 West 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55405

September 22: 11:00-1:00. Signing at St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057. Event area: Buntrock Commons Crossroads.

September 27:  7:00 p.mReading and signing at SubText Bookstore, 6 5th St. W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

October 6: 10:00am-noon. Signing at Barnes & Noble Edina, 3230 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

October 13: 6:00-8:00 p.m. “MWA–Midwest Murder at the Mic.” Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, 604 West 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55405. Group Event with Kristi Belcamino, Jeffrey B. Burton, David Housewright, Mindy Mejia, and Priscilla Paton.

October 19-21: Magna Cum Murder Conference, Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN, 121 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204

December 15: 11 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Signing at Fair Trade Books, 320 Bush St., Redwing, MN 55066.


February 26, 2019: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Meet the Authors: signing and question/answer event at Open Book

1011 Washington Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN.

March 6: 4:30 p.m. Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour with Valley Bookseller, Stillwater, MN.

March 28-31. Left Coast Crime Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia.May 11: 12:00-2:00. Launch for Cooked to Death IV: Cold Cut Files, ed. Rhonda Gilliland, which includes “The Rhubarbary of It All”: Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, 604 West 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55405

July 18: 6:30 p.m. BookStube at the Bierstube, Bierstube, 109 11th St. W., Hastings, MN

October 31-November 3. BOUCHERCON Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX