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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.

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“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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