An ex-cop haunted by survivor\
Author, Laurie Buchanan, sitting in a chair by a river reading a book

Laurie Buchanan


“And one day the girl with the books

became the woman writing them.”


I write the Sean McPherson novels—fast-paced thrillers set in the Pacific Northwest featuring a trifecta of malice and the pursuit and cost of justice.

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 photographer and avid reader, I carry a laptop, book, and camera with me wherever I go.

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


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

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my pilot-husband, Len, where we enjoy hiking, yoga, bicycling, and camping.

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.


My Achilles’ heel? Red licorice. I adore it!

"My writing goal is simple: to leave you wanting more."


I had so much fun being interviewed for the Mystery Review Crew by the award-winning author of Copy Boy: A Jane Benjamin Novel, Shelley Blanton-Stroud.  


Click this LINK to listen to our conversation about the difference between narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths and how it affects the storyline in crime fiction novels.

Laurie and Len Buchanan flying
Laurie Buchanan and her Irish Wolfhound, Willa
Laurie Buchanan traveling in Santorini, Greece
Laurie Buchanan and her bicycle