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

Laurie Buchanan

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.


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 I enjoy 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!

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