Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
1939 – Born in Paterson, New Jersey.
1960 – Buchanan became a reporter for the Miami Beach Daily Sun.
1970 – She was hired as a general assignment and police-beat reporter at the Miami Herald.
1973 – Buchanan became a police beat reporter, which coincided with the rise of Miami as a center of the international drug trade.
1991-1993 – She discussed some of her assignments in the books, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face and Never Let Them See You Cry.
2002 – Buchanan’s latest novel is The Ice Maiden.