Please and Thank You!

PLEASE
I’m so close yet far away and NEED YOUR HELP.

It takes 1,000 BookBub followers for an author to be eligible for PREORDER ALERTS. Impervious, book three in the Sean McPherson series hits the shelves on April 4th. Right now, I’m at 883 followers.

PLEASE HELP ME CLOSE THE GAP.
I’ll follow you back.

Here’s a link to my BookBub page https://www.bookbub.com/authors/laurie-buchanan

THANK YOU!

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Turning the Page

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!

Please follow me on BookBub. I currently have 760 followers and would like to take advantage of the perks made available to authors with 1,000+ followers. Here’s a LINK.

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3 Ingredient No-Bake Cookies & Cream Truffle Recipe

Nothing says Pines & Quill like Niall MacCullough’s gourmet cooking, wine pairings, (and a murder or two)…

This delicious no-bake dessert is from page 135 of Impervious: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book 3. With only three ingredients, Cookies & Cream Truffles are easy to make:

COOKIES-AND-CREAM TRUFFLES

This dessert is so easy. It only has three ingredients:
36 Oreo cookies
8 oz. softened cream cheese
12 oz. melted white chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS
Crush the cookies and reserve two tablespoons of the mixture for sprinkling on top of the truffles.

Stir the crumbs and cream cheese together and chill it for about an hour.

Roll the mixture into golf ball-size portions and then dip them in the melted white chocolate

Place them on a platter lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle the reserved cookie crumbs on top before the chocolate hardens. Enjoy!

Impervious makes a wonderful holiday gift
and is available for preorder from your favorite online bookstore.

Many of you know that my husband, Len Buchanan, is the real-life inspiration for Niall MacCullough in the Sean McPherson novels.

Happy Holidays from our house to yours!

To learn more about the Sean McPherson novels, please visit my author website at lauriebuchanan.com.

Illustrated Maps

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

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Cover Reveal!

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?​

Book three available April 4, 2023.

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Enter to Win!

Two lucky winners will receive an electronic “gift basket” of ALL of the Mystery/Detective books in this event—including my book, Iconoclast: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book Two.

Other winners will receive individual eBooks or paperbacks of randomly selected mystery/detective books, including my book, Iconoclast: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book Two.

Click on this LINK between June 21-24 to enter.

Happy Reading!

Book-to-Screen

The Sean McPherson novels are perfect for book-to-screen adaptation. Readers have asked, “Who would cast as Sean and Emma in a movie?”

The first people who come to mind are Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. Some readers have suggested Barry Sloane and Cassidy Freeman.

Who would YOU cast as Sean and Emma?

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With Gratitude

I’m excited to share that in the first week of publication (since May 3), Iconoclast: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book #2, has received fifty reviews on Amazon.

THANK YOU so much for your support and enthusiasm. Reviews mean everything to a book’s visibility: the more reviews, the wider the visibility and increased likelihood of sales.

“Laurie Buchanan’s Iconoclast opens with a bang and ends with a blast. The action in this suspense thriller, second in the Sean McPherson novel series, sets in motion more murder and mayhem. With knitting needles pulling in fresh yarn, the author weaves together strands of a twisty plot at the Pines & Quill writers’ retreat.” —MARIAN BEAMAN

If you’re a fan of the Sean McPherson novels, you’ll be glad to know that IMPERVIOUS (book #3) is with the publisher. I just completed INIQUITY (book #4). And I’m starting to write ILLUSORY (book #5).

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