Author Profile

Patricia McLinn

Country: United States


Readers and reviewers praise USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s 40-plus novels for warmth, wit and vivid characterization. Along with romance and women’s fiction, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series. Her journalism career included 20-plus years as an editor at The Washington Post. If you see her on Facebook or Twitter tell her to get back to work. She enjoys visiting with readers (maybe a little too much) at her website (, Facebook ( or Twitter (@PatriciaMcLinn).


Look Live, Book 5 of Patricia McLinn's Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, was released in December 2016. Her Marry Me romance series was rolled out in late 2016, starting with Wedding of the Century on Oct. 13; it will conclude with Baby Blues and Wedding Bells on Jan. 12, 2017.

Current & Upcoming Events:

Global : Mar 01 - Mar 31

- Launch: USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn launches a new small-town romance series on March 9, 2017, with the release of both What Are Friends For? (Book 1) and The Right Brother (Book 2). Seasons in a Small Town revolves around the good people of rural and struggling Drago, Illinois, from its schools to its police department, small farms and businesses to varsity sports teams. This four-book collection of moving, passionate contemporary romances will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Roxanne St. Clair and Jill Shalvis. All are available now via pre-order. McLinn's Marry Me romance series, rolled out in late 2016 and set in small-town Wisconsin, concluded in January with Baby Blues and Wedding Bells.

United States : Apr 30 - Apr 30

- Signing: Book Talk and Signing: Extra! Extra!: Newshounds & Murder
Malice Domestic traditional mysteries fan convention, April 28-30, Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
As an honored guest of Malice Domestic convention, I'll be talking on the intersection of the news media and traditional mystery writing, and my latest Caught Dead in Wyoming release LOOK LIVE (Book 5). My talk begins at 10 a.m., book signing will follow at 11. The Malice Domestic annual fan convention celebrates the traditional mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie; i.e., mysteries that contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence. I'll be attending other workshops, and will have my Caught Dead in Wyoming books available that weekend in lovely Bethesda, Md. For more information, go to
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