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]


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.”



Many of these features are archived. Click on link.

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

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

Dec. 4.   JungleRed Writers Guest Blog, “What We Talk When We Talk About the Weather. On the website and on Instagram “Jungleredwriters.”

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

Nov. 23.  HastyBooklist guest article, “The Tragedy and Comedy of Settings.”Nov. 5.  Mystery Fanfare guest article, “Character Glimpses.”

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

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

Oct. 30.   Indie Crime Scene Interview via website.



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