A former newspaper reporter, Brenda Buchanan grew up in a newspaper-reading family in a mill town in Central Massachusetts. The journalism bug bit hard at age 16 when she co-wrote an exposé about the enormous disparity in spending on boys and girls sports at her high school. The powers that be were not amused, making the experience a great lesson in the power of the press. Brenda worked as a copyboy (no one ever said copygirl) and later a reporter trainee at the Boston Globe while an undergraduate at Northeastern University. She was a reporter and columnist at the York County Coast Star in Kennebunk, Maine before attending law school at the University of Maine. Now a lawyer by day and writer by night, Brenda lives near Portland, Maine with her spouse, Diane Kenty.
Quick Pivot and Cover Story, the first two books in her Joe Gale Mystery series, were released in 2015.