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"My writing goal is simple:

to leave you wanting more."

—Laurie Buchanan

A cross between Dr. Doolittle, Nanny McPhee, and a type-A Buddhist, I'm an active listener, observer of details, payer of attention, reader and writer of books, kindness enthusiast, and red licorice aficionado.


As a novelist, photographer, and voracious reader, I carry a laptop, camera, and book wherever I go. Click here to see my photos on Instagram. Click here to see my reading list on Goodreads.


“And one day the girl with the books

became the woman writing them.”

—Kristen Costello


Growing up, I wanted to be a magician, international spy, and mad scientist. There’s still time!

I reside in a tranquil hayloft in a historic district carriage house in the Pacific Northwest. There, I live with Len, my pilot husband, and Henry, our not-so-standard Standard Poodle.

I love to travel and take walks—long walks! I walked across Scotland, a 211-mile journey from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. At the mid-point, I climbed Ben Nevis, the highest point in the British Isles.

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."

Lemony Snicket

I had so much fun being interviewed for the Mystery Review Crew by the award-winning author of the Jane Benjamin novels, Shelley Blanton-StroudClick this LINK to listen to our conversation about the difference between narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths and how it affects the storyline in crime thriller novels.

I had a BLAST on One-to-One with John DeDakis—novelist, writing coach, manuscript editor, and former CNN senior copy editor for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Take a LISTEN. You'll have fun too!

Also By Laurie

Before becoming a full-time novelist, I was a Holistic Health Practitioner. During that time, clients often said, "You need to write a book." So I did. Two, in fact:


Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth

The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace

My blog, Tuesdays with Laurie, has well over a million views. Find out why!


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