Thursday, January 17, 2013

Where's Heidi? Let the Blog Tour Begin

Tragedy hits without warning. It struck Lisa Buske on April 3, 1994.

In her book Where's Heidi,  Lisa M. Buske takes us on her journey of healing after a phone call, announcing the abduction of her sister, rocked her happy place.

Today she turns her tragedy into triumph with her well-written and amazing book of the power of God in this sin-sick world.

Filled with Biblical truth, a walk through Ecclesiastes, and discussion questions to help you, Lisa's book Where's Heidi should be read by anyone who faces tragedy or knows someone who is grieving loss.We never know what news the next phone call brings.

Lisa M. Buske came into my life like a surprise gift from God. We met at the Upstate New York Christian Writer's Gathering. I was one of the teachers who soon realized God planted Lisa in my class to teach me about Him.

Where's Heidi is a book God and Lisa wrote to heal those who are brokenhearted, to comfort those who grieve, to give hope to the hopeless. Where's Heidi is one sister's journey, but it is every sister's journey. It is my journey. It is the journey we all face on any given day when tragedy strikes a family.

Where's Heidi is a book I wish I had read when I was 16 and my baby brother had cancer. I remember the pain of the terminal diagnosis and the ravaging effects on our family and my heart. I was the sister losing a baby brother. I had to be strong for my parents whose pain was so evident and real. No one really asked me how I was doing. They cared, but the grief was so great, no one knew what to say or how to help.

 Lisa knows.  She understands  grief and despair. She knows feeling helpless. She's screamed those screams of anguish behind closed doors. 

Where's Heidi is a book every person needs to read to understand a sibling's heart and a Savior's comfort, for Where's Heidi leads grieving people to Jesus Christ — the One — the only One — Who can heal such pain.

I commend Lisa for her obedience and courage in writing this powerful and helpful book. Burying her thoughts in a tear-streaked pillow would have been easier than bearing her soul to a world that needs to hear her message of God's amazing love and grace.

With passion and determination, Lisa obeyed God and honored her sister by making Heidi's abduction count for good in this world so children won't be kidnapped, families will be helped, and God will be glorified.



About the Author:

Lisa M. Buske’s sister, Heidi M. Allen was kidnapped on April 3, 1994 never to be seen or heard from again. God has taken a tragic instance of her life and transformed it into a life-saving occurrence. She writes with passion and out of obedience for the God who saved her knowing others need to hear her story. Lisa’s relationship with Jesus opened the door to a hope and healing she didn’t think was possible.
Lisa’s husband, Ed, daughter, Mary, and her parents serve as Lisa’s team as she writes and speaks. Lisa’s faith in God and dedication to family motivate and inspire her to do and be the best woman, wife, mother, and sister she can be. Her life proves it is possible to survive when God is part of the equation.
In addition to writing and speaking, Lisa works as a teacher’s assistant for her local school district and serves at different capacities within her church.

Book Synopsis:
In 1994, my only sister was abducted while working alone at a local convenience store. The book opens with an early morning phone call then details the emotions, grief, and confusion felt in those first moments while transitioning through the days, months, and years to follow.
A sibling's journey is different from that of a parent. Our role and feelings cannot compare yet they are just as important. Parents experience the greatest loss of their lives through the loss of their child. The emotional loss of the missing child’s siblings, has a similar and traumatic effect in their lives too.
I lost more than my sister on April 3, 1994 I lost my faith. Thanks to the bold faith of one child I have hope and a story to share. There is no one person or thing here on earth to replace Heidi or the friendship we had together yet after ten years of searching, I realized there is Someone who can, God.
“Mrs. Buske, you need Jesus.” Words that changed my life for the better.
My name is Lisa M. Buske and Heidi Allen is my sister. She remains missing but never forgotten. Our journeys after loss may vary yet the pain, grief, and need for hope are similar. This is my story of discovery, healing, and hope from the moment I learn of Heidi’s kidnapping until today.
Life after loss is a rollercoaster ride of memories and emotions.
Will you take this ride with me?
Purchasing Information:
Where’s Heidi? One Sister’s Journey will be released, April 3, 2013. Lisa’s book will be available at for your convenience. Additional bookstores and locations will be posted on her website once confirmed.
Lisa will be hosting a “scavenger hunt” as part of her TOP’S Tuesday blog series in the month of March to reveal a mystery location and book signing on April 3, 2013. There will be a limited number of books available at this location but more will be available at the book release party at The River’s End Bookstore in Oswego, New York later this same day.
More information will be posted as it’s determined.
Contact Information:
To learn more about Lisa M. Buske or to follow her writing and speaking:
Facebook: “Where’s Heidi?” book page and “Lisa M Buske” author page
Twitter: @LisaBuske
AIM: Lbuskewriter
Writing for keep Heidi's memory alive with prayers to heal those affected by abduction.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
A time to be born and a time to die.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 -2 (NIV)

Give yourself a splash of serenity and read Where's Heidi. Available April 3, 2013.



  1. Elaine,

    Thank you so much! Your words humble me and encourage my heart. I thank God for my words providing comfort, even years after your journey of unknown with your brother. I also thank God you still enjoy time with your brother today and understand the treasure of time this is.

    Thank you for once again bringing a tear filled and joyful smile to me this morning.

    May God bless you in return,
    Lisa M. Buske

  2. There is no one like God and no one like you Lisa. Love you!

  3. Lisa, I wanted people to know that Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey is a book that will help families going through other tragedies, not just abductions. Your book ministers to anyone in any kind of pain, because you lead people to the pain reliever, Jesus Christ.

    May God sell tons of books for the glory of God. The whole world hurts and needs to read Where's Heidi?

  4. Diane, you and Lisa are two of the dearest reasons I'm glad I'm a writer. Love you both.

  5. Diane and Elaine,

    God has blessed with both you ladies and your friendships!!

    Lisa M Buske

  6. Can't wait to read Lisa's book. Great post, Elaine!

  7. Michelle,

    Thank you so much for stopping over to read Elaine's review. I can't wait for you TO read it. :)

    Lisa M. Buske


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