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



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


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.


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!

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).