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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Happy Book Birthday!

To celebrate the first anniversary of INDELIBLE: A SEAN MCPHERSON NOVEL, BOOK ONE, my publisher has priced it at $.99 from April 1-11 on Amazon, Nook, Apple, Google Play, and Kobo.

If you enjoy Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache or Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope, you’ll also enjoy Sean McPherson.

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In Gratitude

With an immense amount of love and gratitude, I share that this is my final post on Tuesdays with Laurie.

When I started blogging over a decade ago, I had no idea the journey I was about to begin. I’m grateful for the online community that I’ve met, and am fortunate to call friends.

The fact of the matter is, I’m pulled in a different direction and must bring the Tuesdays with Laurie chapter to a close. The decision to step away is difficult but necessary.

Laurie Buchanan

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the years of your support and connection here. It’s meant the world to me.

With thanksgiving and appreciation,

Laurie

Box of Chocolates

When Len and I received a delectable box of chocolates as a thank you gift, we waited all of fifteen seconds before opening it to see what was inside. 

Ooh la la, every one of them looked delicious! How to choose?

In the movie, Forrest Gump, Forrest says, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”

Fortunately, there was a “key” inside the lid of our box of chocolates. It helped us to navigate the edible treasures. For instance, I’m not a coconut fan, so Len used the “key” to select those. He’s not a fan of fruit centers, so I used it to find those. 

How do you navigate a box of chocolates—or life, for that matter?

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Full Cover Reveal

ADVANCE PRAISE

“Fast-paced and with plenty of plot twists, you’re sure to be swept up into the story.”
—DEBBIE HERBERT, USA Today best-selling author

“Hold on to your seat: the ride is fast and furious. Be ready to stay up all night.”
—TOWER LOWE, author of No Way Out

“If you’re an adrenaline junkie like I am, you’ll love this book!”
—GAIL CUSHMAN, author of the Breaking Barrier series

“The pace is a roller coaster ride. The tension builds from the first page and doesn’t let up until the very end.”
—CHRIS NORBURY, author of Straight River and Castle Danger

“Early in Indelible, I realized I was in the hands of a gifted storyteller. Through flawed characters and a vivid setting, tension mounts in this fast-paced thriller, leading to a riveting climax.”
—GREG RENZ, author Beneath the Flames

“Smart and sassy, Laurie Buchanan’s Indelible is a fast-paced mystery with deftly drawn characters and a palpable sense of place. I couldn’t put it down!”
—ASHLEY E. SWEENEY, author of Answer Creek

When a sniper killed his partner, Sean McPherson was injured in the ambush. Now an ex-cop, he takes a job at a writing retreat in the Pacific Northwest. At Pines & Quill, he hopes to heal and put his life back together in the Zen-like capacity of groundskeeper and all-around handyman.
 
Sniper, Jason Hughes, blames McPherson for the loss of more than ten million dollars’ worth of heroin—and he wants revenge. 
 
In the guise of a New York City limo driver working on a sizzling tell-all memoir, Hughes arrives at Pines & Quill along with three other writers in residence: a bohemian psychic taking a break from grueling work as a forensic intuitive, a bitter divorcée who wants to open herself to a new life, and a vibrant and resilient potter navigating life from a wheelchair.
 
With conflicting agendas, uncertain loyalties, and romantic entanglements at play, Hughes finds it difficult to get McPherson in his sights. Gradually, he forms a different plan, one that threatens the lives of everyone at the retreat.

Indelible
Hits the shelves on April 6th
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Hitching Post

I usually take three two-mile walks each day. Each walk is on a different route, but they’re all in or near the Warm Springs historic district of Boise, Idaho (established in the mid-to-late 1800s), which means I get to see some cool stuff, including relics of days gone by.

Back in the day, it was customary for a horse-drawn carriage to pull up parallel to a perfectly spaced hitching post and set of steps. Once the reins were secured in the iron loop on the hitching post, the driver would open the carriage door, and the occupants would descend the steps.

Hitch your wagon to a star”—the famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson—means to aim sky-high and follow your dreams, with the implication that you can achieve anything!

What have you hitched your wagon to?

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Impressions

Our daily walks with Willa, our dog, include a long stretch of sidewalk in the Warm Springs historic district of Boise. In front of several of the old mansions, the sidewalk is scattered with multiple leaf imprints.

Due to the COVID-19 shelter-at-home mandate, I’ve had the opportunity to experience more than the usual number of phone and Zoom connections. Regardless, at the end of each conversation, I stop and reflect on the exchange of words, tone, and delivery style—and I find myself wondering:

– What kind of impression did I make—was it positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing?
– What’s it like to be on the receiving end of me?

What kind of impression do you make?

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