Pamela Mattson McDonald



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 ten she’s honed these skills to the written word. Her work is a window on her varied past experience and worldview. She’s worked in the merchant marines, cooked in fine restaurants, gardened extensively, hiked, climbed, and traveled the world.

Her work is represented in print and on the Internet. Also the author of the Jennifer Harrington Jones Mysteries, Pamela’s eBook’s are available at and I tunes books. She is the author of the unpublished “Slingin’ Hash and Haulin’ Oil”.


Oregon Health and Science University
Activity and Restaurant Guide to Healthy Living at the Confluence of the Columbia
June 2015

Heirloom Gardening Magazine
The Regal Thistle – Heirloom Artichokes
Spring 2015 (Cover Story)

Produce News Magazine
Urban Farms
July 2014

Mountain Hiking Magazine
Saddle Mountain Rocks!
July 2014

Astoria Coop Newsletter
Artichoke Recipes, Tips on Cultivation
Summer 2014

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

Huffington Post Live ( Deployed During the Holidays December 19, 2012

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

It Is a Family Disease September 2012

Daily Astorian Newspaper
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

BFA Alfred University
MAE Pacific University
OS United States Merchant Marine


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
(5.00 from 1 review)
A potter with ADHD investigates a caldron of crimes with her skateboarding teenage pal Spruce. With his Cambodian Chinese sidekicks, Jean Ling and Su Fong, they untie a painful knot of family deceit and clear up art crimes plaguing the art word for over a decade.