Pamela Mattson McDonald


Author Biography
While a successful, visual artist at the mouth of the Columbia River for twenty years, Pamela Mattson McDonald relied on acute observation, creativity, and a disciplined focus. For the last eight she’s honed these skills to the written word. Her work is a window on her varied past experience and worldview. She’s also gardened extensively, worked in the merchant marines, cooked in fine restaurants, taught school, and traveled the world.
Pamela is the author of the Jennifer Harrington Jones Mysteries and the as yet unpublished “Slingin’ Hash and Haulin’ Oil”.

Mattson Mc Donald’s work has been represented in the following media:

Astoria Cooperative Newsletter, Astoria, Oregon
The Regal Thistle, Heirloom Artichokes June 2014

Rain Magazine, Astoria, Oregon
Fiction – Parade Spring 2014
Essay – The Middle of Somewhere Spring 2011

Huffington Post Live ( Deployed During the Holidays Interview with Nancy Redd December 19, 2012

The Ship Report ( - Joanne Rideout, Host
Frequent radio show guest since 2007

Grapevine website of AA
It Is a Family Disease September 2012

Daily Astorian Newspaper, Astoria, Oregon
Traffic Alert: Blizzards and Volcanic Ash Ahead September 11, 2009

Sun Magazine
Essay in Change of Heart August 2007

Woodfired Ceramics –Coll Minogue and Robert Sanderson
Contributed writing Pg. 139- 40, 2000


Pamela Mattson McDonald

Where to find Pamela Mattson McDonald online


Kilned Again, A Jennifer Harrington Jones Mystery
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: American English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When Jennifer Harrington Jones discovers an unlikely gas fired kiln behind a prestigious winery in the Napa Valley dominos start to fall, bringing to light its connection with a widely varied cast of characters, art world intrigues, immigrant quandaries, and delicious culinary forays.

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