Luisa Scala Buehler grew up in the town of Berkeley, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Her parents made the decision to sell their home on the west side of the city. The small bungalow on Victoria Street was perfect for her family: two parents, older brother, and an uncle.
Her first exposure to a public library was the small "volunteer" library located in the basement of a grocery store on Taft Avenue. It was there she discovered Nancy Drew. Luisa realized that this would be her career; not girl detective, but girl mystery writer. About that time, her family subscribed to the Sunday paper and Luisa found another fascinating role model in the comic pages, Brenda Starr, reporter!
Luisa attended Proviso West High School in Hillside, IL where she immediately joined the newspaper staff. Her advisor suggested she try another release for her writing when she continually failed to meet deadlines for the tabloid. Her articles were stirring but they never made it to press on time.
Luisa joined the volunteer Docent program at Brookfield Zoo in 1987 to pursue her interest in animals. An earlier idea, to write children's books seemed to fit with her duties at the zoo. She answered questions from zoo-goers concerning animal habitat, behaviors, type of food, and the number one non-animal question, where is the closest restroom?
After submitting her writing for five years without gaining publishing success, Luisa put the novel away and took up the position of Webelos Leader with her son Christopher's Cub Scout pack. She continued to write, starting her second mystery. She continued in scouting as her son bridged over to Boy Scouts by becoming a trained leader for Troop 562 in Woodridge, IL. In 2002, she signed a publishing contract for The Rosary Bride.
She lives in Lisle, IL with her husband Gerry, their son Chris (Kit), and family cat, Martin Marmalade. In her spare time, Luisa loves to garden.
THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER:
A Beckoning Death
Echelon Press Publishing
With a troubled marriage, and the haunting memories of ghosts, bones, and dead bodies, Grace Marsden needs solace. The invitation from her childhood friend presents Grace with an opportunity for respite on Christian Island.
Georgian Bay in the off-season provides a perfect venue for relaxation, until a fluke snowstorm shatters the serenity. Grace and nine other people find themselves trapped on the island and the prime suspects in the mysterious death of an island Elder.
An ancient Indian tragedy, island ghost sightings, and modern day treachery twist lives until more deaths and more danger make Grace unsure of whom she can trust.
When the spirit of the lighthouse keeper beckons to her– is it to warn her or harm her?
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Wheaton, IL–October 2007—Clues indicate that a dangerously disarming duo of authors is targeting Barnes & Noble stores in the Chicago area. Mystery fans should be on the lookout for Luisa Buehler, author of the Grace Marsden mystery series and her partner in crime, Robert Goldsborough, author of the Snap Malek mystery series. Reports indicate that this clever and entertaining pair are making appearances at a variety of events, bookstores,…Continue
Posted on November 3, 2007 at 4:07am