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Interviews, Raves, and Reviews

What I Did With My Degree in Geophysics // Authors on the Air (2/2023)
A great chat with my friend and superfan Pam Stack for her radio network.

You're Dead. Now what? // Writer's Group Therapy EP156 (9/2022)
A fun and wide-ranging discussion of the value of IP for authors, Hollywood writers, and creatives of all types.

Derek Talks the Miranda Chase series // Writing While Handicapped EP05 (7/2022)
A fascinating talk in which we investigate how I sought authenticity when creating Miranda Chase as an autistic heroine.

The Many Worlds of M.L. Buchman // Self Publishing Insiders // EP044 - Draft2Digital (6/2021)
How I reinvented myself multiple times as a romance writer and a thriller writer.

Dust Jackets: Conversations with Authors (3/2021)
A wide ranging conversation on the art and craft of writing and business, about career and passion.

A Chat with Draft2Digital (10/2020)
Changing genres, web redesign, taking Author Voice to the next level and much more.

Discover Your Voice on Book Faces Live (1/2020)
Exploring the challenges of finding your "Author Voice" and why I'm shifting from romantic suspense to action-adventure thrillers.

Thrillers and Being a Writer at Authors On The Air (1/2020)
A fun talk with Pam Stack.

Authors and the IP Legacies They Deserve with Mark Lefebvre (8/2019)
An update on my thinking about Estate Planning.

Embrace Your Full Throttle Creative Life (8/2019)
An audio interview about just what is creativity. How to find, nurture, even revel in it.

A Man Writing Romance on Book Faces Live (2/2019)
A real laugh with Nathan Van Coops as we delve into the joys and challenges of being a male romance writer.

Estate Planning for Authors with Joanna Penn (12/2017)
Trying to figure out how to organize your intellectual property or prepare your heirs...find out how to think about it.

M.L.Buchman on Authors on the Air radio (8/2016)
Pam Stark and I had a great time talking about the origins of some of my series, a bicycle trip around the world, the writing process, and why I'm so fascinated by strong women.

Publisher's Weekly Radio interview (12/2013)
I had great fun talking with Rose Fox and Mark Rotella about all things Night Stalkers, why there aren't more men writing romance, and what women's reactions have been to the fact that I (a man) do! Great fun! I'm the first 15 minutes, so just jump aboard.

A few other raves

  • "Tom Clancy fans open to a strong female lead will clamor for more." -Publishers Weekly (Drone)
  • Booklist -Top 10 Romance of 2012 (The Night is Mine)
  • NPR -Top 5 Romance of 2012 (I Own the Dawn)
  • Barnes & Noble -Best 5 Romance of 2013 (Take Over at Midnight)
  • Publishers Weekly -Best 10 Romance of Spring 2014 (Pure Heat)
  • RT Book Reviews -4-1/2 stars, Top Pick May 2014 (Pure Heat)
  • RT Book Reviews - "One of our favorite authors." ("Night Stalkers" series -fall 2014)
  • RT Book Reviews -4-1/2 stars, Top Pick Sep 2014 (Light Up the Night)
  • RT Book Reviews - Nominated 2014 Reviewer's Choice Award for best romantic suspense (Light Up the Night)
  • Booklist -Top 10 Romance of 2015 (Hot Point)
  • RT Book Reviews -4-1/2 stars, Top Pick Aug 2015 (Hot Point)
  • Booklist - Twice in "Top 101 Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years" (The Night is Mine and Hot Point)
  • RWA RITA Finalist 2016 (Target Engaged)
  • Booklist -Top 10 Romance of 2016 (Heart Strike)


"Suzanne Brockmann fans will love this." - Booklist, starred review

"A rousing mix of romance and military action thrills...Buchman blends tender feelings with military politics to keep readers riveted." -Publishers Weekly

"Buchman continues to serve up nonstop action that will keep readers on the edge of their seats." - Library Journal Xpress

The Night Stalkers is a series you'll want to read, in order or not. - Kirkus Reviews

"A must read for fans of military romantic suspense... " - Fresh Fiction

"Filled with action, adventure, and danger."-Booklist

"Fans of Buchman's Night Stalkers series will delight in this strong fourth installment... Dangerous top-secret missions and sizzling love scenes lead to a satisfying conclusion. " - Publishers Weekly

"[M.L. Buchman's] stories are always engaging, descriptive, and on par for pure action." - Romantic Romp

"Readers will be amazed at the attention to technical details that is expertly woven into the fabric of the story... Multifaceted characters, a good plot and riveting action." - RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

"M. L. Buchman's writing is so realistic that one almost forgets it's fiction. The imagery, the 'so-human' characters, the events so like the latest news, and the magnificence of people when they rise to be their best for a cause they are willing to die for make Take Over at Midnight riveting." - Long and Short Reviews

"Quite simply a great read. Once again Buchman takes the military romance to a new standard of excellence. " - Booklist

"A thrilling, passionate story in which love sparks in the midst of helicopter warfare... A Barnes and Noble Best Romance of 2013" - Barnes and Noble Review

"Brings to life the emotional rush, the aching loss, the beautiful love, and the wonderful friendships." - The Good, the Bad, and the Unread

"A fabulous soaring thriller." - Midwest Book Review

"Loved these gutsy, strong women of the elite SOAR team" - Under the Boardwalk

"Exquisitely written, sensory-loaded, and soul-satisfying... " - Long and Short Reviews

"High-energy military suspense at its best... this book has it all." - RT Book Reviews

"A slow-building, captivating life story... Wait Until Dark is a 5 Star Military Romance!" - Tome Tender

"It was delightful to become immersed in this exciting and dangerous world... An exceptional addition to the series. 5 Stars, Night Owl Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews

"A wonderful romance and awesome read!" - RomFan Reviews

"I don't know if it's the whole military aspect or if it's just ML Buchman's writing voice, but I love the feel that I get when reading these books." - Smitten with Reading

"All in all, this book sucked me in and touched my heart. " - The Good, the Bad and the Unread

"With a mix of military suspense, broken lives and emotions and romantic heat, Wait Until Dark packs a leisurely but intense punch for lovers of this genre!" - Romancing the Book