Entering a new year is like turning a page in a brand new book where we’re the author and get to write our own story. Here’s to happy, healthy storylines!
Speaking of pages…
At my publisher, SparkPress, Tabitha Lahr is the graphic artist who designs the interior pages for the Sean McPherson novels. I love what she’s done with Impervious, book #3.
It releases on April 4th. You can preorder it now from your favorite bookseller.
I turned a lot of pages in 2022:
At the beginning of each year, I set a reading goal on Goodreads. When I finish reading a book, if I can give it three or more stars, I write a bite-sized review and post it on Goodreads, Bookbub, and Amazon. It’s my way of saying “Thank you” to the author.
Thank YOU, book lovers, for reading, reviewing, and sharing Sean McPherson book recommendations with others, for requesting the series at your local libraries and bookstores, and for cheering me on and supporting me!
Iniquity (book #4) is with the publisher for a spring 2024 release.
I’m so close to writing “The End” on Illusionist (book #5) that I can almost taste it! It will be released in the spring of 2025.
Then on to books #6, #7, and #8—and hopefully even more after that!
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Since childhood, I’ve adored books that contain illustrated maps. So I’m particularly excited to share that starting with Impervious (book three), the Sean McPherson novels will include the following illustrated maps in the front matter:
The first map is a zoomed-out view of Pines & Quill Writing Retreat (the primary location) as it relates to the surrounding area in Washington state: Bellingham Bay, Fairhaven Historic District in Bellingham, etc.
The second map is a zoomed-in view of Pines & Quill—the cottages, main house, workshop, tai chi pavilion, etc.
To learn more about the Sean McPherson novels, please visit my author website at lauriebuchanan.com
The bride, the groom, the toast, the explosion… What should be a joyous occasion turns lethal.
In the village of Fairhaven—nestled between Washington state’s Bellingham Bay and the Cascade Mountains, home to writers’ retreat Pines & Quill—friends and family have gathered for the union of Sean McPherson and Emma Benton. Sean has been working with the FBI and local police to help solve crimes, particularly murders bearing the mark of crime boss Georgio “The Bull” Gambino. Emma, who has just learned to walk again, has begun to feel at home and hopes to one day raise a family.
But just as the festivities begin and corks fly, an explosion shatters everything, killing one and injuring others. From Bellingham to San Francisco and New Orleans, the chase is on to discover who’s dead set on ensuring the newlyweds don’t live happily ever after.
The writers currently in residence at Pines & Quill include a vineyard owner, a Bryn Mawr College professor, a special education teacher accompanied by her seeing-eye dog, and an intuitive who can’t—or won’t—identify the killer. Gambino has a knack for finding people in even the most inaccessible places to do his bidding. Could one of the writers be on his payroll?