Brenda Buchanan debuts “Quick Pivot” novel on beloved Peaks Island

  Human remains bricked into the wall of an abandoned mill. An unsolved mystery as brittle as the newsprint it was printed on. Attorney-author Brenda Buchanan shares a few things in common with her protagonist Joe Gale–both have worked as journalists, both have lived in mill towns, and both like to dig up the truth, especially with the help of characters from Peaks Island. 

Tonight Brenda read from her newly-released “Quick Pivot” to a packed audience at The MacVane Community Center. “When I moved off the island, I knew I would need to replace that joy in my life with something else. That’s when I developed my daily writing habit.”

Accessed only through what Brenda calls “the brave new e-reader world,” “Quick Pivot” (Carina Press) is the first in a trilogy. The next book-set in Machias-will come out this fall.

You can acquire Quick Pivot through the library, Longfellow Books, Amazon, or any e-book distributor.

Written by Patricia Erikson, Peaks Island Press offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of a vibrant, literary community perched on Peaks Island, two miles off the coast of the beautiful and award-winning city of Portland, Maine. If you haven’t already, you may subscribe in the upper right corner at

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  1. Nice post. It was fun to see Brenda and Diane tonight, and she was a very entertaining speaker. Looking forward to reading Quick Pivot


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