Live Near Bellingham, Washington?

If you live near Fairhaven/Bellingham, WA, please join me at this IN-PERSON launch event for Impervious: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book #3, at Village Books in Bellingham—home of the Sean McPherson novels.

On Friday, May 19th, at 7:00 p.m., I’ll be in conversation with Ashley Sweeney, award-winning author of Eliza Waite, Answer Creek, and Hardland.

Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite. There are two ticket types:

1) A $5 ticket that acts as a voucher toward the purchase of merchandise on the day of the event.

2) Book/ticket where the purchase of Impervious gets your registration for the event.


I look forward to seeing YOU there!


Happy Birthday!

Iconoclast: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book Two, just had her first birthday.

To celebrate, my publisher is offering a sale. From April 21st through May 1st, you can get the e-book version of Iconoclast for just 99¢. You’ll find it on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple Books, and Google Play. Don’t miss this limited-time offer.

I’m grateful to everyone who attends events, shares about it on social media, gifts copies to their friends and family, and reads and reviews the Sean McPherson novels. Your efforts on my behalf are appreciated. Thank you!


Into the Wild!

I’m so excited! Today’s the day that Impervious: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book Three, releases into the wild!

“You’ll relish every diabolical twist.”
—The Prairies Book Review

“Never less than heart-pounding, Buchanan knows how to keep the pages turning.”
—Online Book Club

Reviews and word-of-mouth are instrumental in a book’s success. If you enjoy Impervious, please shout it from the mountaintops.

If you’re not a shouter, please consider posting a review on Amazon (LINK). You don’t have to purchase the book from them to post a review there. People who buy books elsewhere, receive them as gifts, or check them out from the library can still post reviews on Amazon. Thank you!


You are Cordially Invited

VIRTUAL EVENT—Please join us ONLINE from ANY location!

I’m thrilled to invite you to a virtual launch event for Impervious: A Sean McPherson Novel, Book Three. Hosted by my hometown bookstore, Rediscovered Books, this event is on Friday, April 21st at:

5:00 pm Pacific Time
6:00 pm Mountain Time
7:00 pm Central Time
8:00 pm Eastern Time

I’m excited to be in conversation with Christine DeSmet—a writing coach (mine for over ten years), novelist, screenwriter, short story writer, playwright, and speaker/workshop leader. A prolific writer, Christine has authored two series: the Fudge Shop Mysteries, the Mischief in Moonstone Mysteries, and Spirit Lake.

To reserve your spot, please click on this link:



Mark Your Calendar

VIRTUAL event hosted by Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID
Friday, April 21, 6:00 pm Mountain Time
I will be in conversation with CHRISTINE DESMET, author of the Fudge Shop Mystery Series and the Mischief in Moonstone Series. Join us online from any location.

IN-PERSON event hosted at Village Books, Bellingham, WA
Friday, May 19, 7:00 pm Pacific Time
I will be in conversation with ASHLEY SWEENEY, author of Eliza Waite, Answer Creek, and Hardland. If you’re anywhere near Bellingham, Washington—home of the Sean McPherson novels—please join us in person at Village Books.

My first post in April will have registration links.

Happy reading!


Please and Thank You!

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.

I’ll follow you back.

Here’s a link to my BookBub page



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.


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:


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

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