Mari Sloan
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  • Sun Valley, California
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Atlanta--now Southern California
About Me:
After fifty years in Georgia I fell in love and decided to start my life. This required moving to the West Coast and marrying a maniac, the best thing that ever could happen for me. Now I'm a spare time author, a poorly paid, full-time resident counselor for an asylum of salespersons (which disquises itself as a furniture store) and the proud mother of a Maine Coon cat.
To talk further come hang out in The Beaufort Falls Chatroom, advance notice required. Paste the following address into any nonAOL web browser.
Let me know in advance and I'll open it up and dust it out. :-)
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Christa Faust (She's why I'm here!), Sue Ann Jaffarian, Steve Brewer (Another smart-aleck Southerner), John Elder Robison, some (but not all) Clive Barker, Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas series), Denise Hamilton (Eve Diamond)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Monk, Law and Order (Any episode, any year, any version), nothing really spectacular...Criminal Minds, Fringe, Person of Interest.

You can look inside and preview the actual book at Amazon:
"Read inside the book!"

or from Google Book Search:

Or come blog with me at:

AND, just released, ROAD TRIP, BEAUFORT FALLS long awaited sequel!

Once upon a time in Beaufort Falls, a sleepy little town tucked away in a part of Alabama where most folks forget to look, a man killed his wife. His dead wife’s tormented spirit returned to avenge her murder and to try to protect her children. The woman’s ex-lover, a cross-dressing, head-lopping serial killer, befriends the heads of his victims, while one of her lonely and abused children finds a secret world and a new life while committed to a children's psychiatric hospital. Pandemonium ensues, but eventually resolution comes, justice has been more or less achieved, spirits are laid to rest, and all the excitement dies down. Beaufort Falls became a sleepy little town once again.


Fans of BEAUFORT FALLS will enjoy seeing familiar faces as fate brings them together again to embark on the ROAD TRIP of a lifetime. Those who have not read BEAUFORT FALLS will still enjoy this standalone adventure as our cast crosses America, never suspecting that god-like beings with agendas of their own accompany them on a journey that will decide the fate of all life on Earth.


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A New Era!!!!!

From my blog

Several days ago I blogged about the loss of Roseanne Savo's wonderful groups in Ventura County, and tonight I have wonderful news. Roseanne is going to continue some of the groups as a non-paid volunteer, and while times and meeting locations will change, the groups will continue.

The Monday night group that I attend is going to change times and meet at 2 PM on Fridays, but Barnes & Noble is thrilled to have… Continue

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 5:06pm

The End of an Era

From my blog at:

I have a moderately boring life, but, like many people, I'm careful to follow my routine. For a while it was hectic, but with the slowing of the economy, I am finding one thing after another coming to an end. It's almost as if 2009 blasted in, with C H A N G E as its slogan, and nothing IS as it WAS. My schedule changed, eliminating the wonderful Westlake Library book group mid first Wednesday of each month. The same… Continue

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 2:15pm

It's Been a While--and, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's been a while since I've added a Blog Post--last year, no less, and I'm not sure that I have a lot to say. This last year came apart for almost everyone near its end, and it looks like 2009 is going to be one of metered optimism, more of a year for waiting than a year for action. Good news--everything went on SALE! Bad news--no one has any money. I'm betting that 2009 is going to be more of those seesaw sort of swings and nothing can be taken for granted for a while.

Last year… Continue

Posted on January 2, 2009 at 4:30am

Running in Circles

"I'm going to keep e-filing it over and over again, until they tell me I HAVE to mail it!"

My Sweet Man and I have one thing in common. Neither one of us has any idea when to give up. Our Federal taxes went through nicely but for some reason the State of California keeps kicking us back. We opted to go with the H & R Block Online package since doing our own taxes and NOT showing up at their door saved us enough money to buy me a new desk, a beautiful, glass piece of furniture… Continue

Posted on March 31, 2008 at 4:33pm

The Seeing Eye Dog

"Hi! This is Mari. Are my glasses in yet?" Hopefully, I queried Kaiser a third day in a row. When I ordered my glasses I was told "Seven to ten working days." I made my first call at working day six, hoping, against hope, that they might have come in early. On day eight I was told that it would probably be Friday...the tenth day, and THEY would call me. On day nine the receptionist told me "Calling won't get you your glasses ANY faster."

"Yes, it will." I insisted. "If I call you… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 9:30am

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At 1:33pm on November 23, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
1. Leave man at home.

2. Make him take care of wondercat.
At 8:42am on November 23, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
We barely avoided Hurrican Ida and Roatan was literally "a wash" (rainy and no electricity). Loved Cozumel!
We got together later with the travel agent who pulled together the trip and pitched the idea of a mystery cruise. I came up with the title: Murder On the High Seas: A Cruise To Die For.
I heard today that the travel agent can pull it together by next fall. 7 days sailing the Mexican Riviera, leaving from Los Angeles, Carnival Splendour seems the probable choice, rates are approx. $350 inside cabin, $550 balcony.
You can see what we're talking about at
I'm suppose to get together with my cohorts in crime and come up with panels and programs so we know how many meeting rooms to reserve. Any ideas?
Is this too soon for anyone to plan? There wouldn't be any extra fees for the conference but we're going to try to negotiate with the ship to sell books. And there wouldn't be any silly rule about who's an author. In fact, I'd love to see small press publishers show up and show their wares!
Sunny Frazier
At 2:46am on September 20, 2008, Mari Sloan said…
Good luck! Write furiously! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. :-)

At 2:41am on September 20, 2008, Kelli Stanley said…
I've been meaning to send you two a card, Mari -- meeting you and your husband was the highlight of the trip!! :) I miss you both, and you will be at the top of my list to email when we get back to LA. :)
I'm on a deadline with my book (gotta finish it this weekend) ... and getting ready for Bouchercon. But we'll connect up soon!
Thanks again for the friendship, support ... and being you! :)
At 12:01pm on August 30, 2008, Kelli Stanley said…
Mari, I just found your incredibly sweet message (for some reason, my spam filter was seizing my Crimespace stuff) ... you are an ANGEL! :)

I am so looking forward to seeing you, and I'd love to have lunch with you, except for the fact that after Mysteries to Die For I'm scheduled for another signing in LA at The Mystery Book Store. :(

I'm bummed. But at least we'll get to hang out!! :) I'll bring you something extra special, too. :)

Take care, and I'm so glad we get to do a happy dance! :)


At 3:54am on August 7, 2008, Beth Groundwater said…
If I come out to LA in the future, I'll be sure to try to swing a visit with the LA Sisters in Crime. My husband's folks used to live in North Hollywood, but since they passed away, we haven't had as many reasons to visit.
At 2:20am on March 28, 2008, Alison Bruce said…
Hi Mari,

that's good to know, we don't know many other couples that do it like this, we run a b and b and share childcare so I get time to write and he gets to work on his band.
At least when you spend this much time together you know you won't be one of those couples that only realise they don't like each other when they retire! Good luck with everything you're working on, Alison x
At 11:45pm on March 27, 2008, Alison Bruce said…
Hi Mari,

Thanks for the feedback, we had great fun making this and hope we'll find the budget to do another sometime, Alison x
At 1:21am on March 24, 2008, Margaret said…
Mari, I'm happy as a lobste4r swimming in wine that you introeuced me to Crime Space. These people are great! My one regret is that I can't read all ofr their books at once. I wonder if the doctors could give me "fly-eye" implants....
At 5:56pm on March 23, 2008, Brian L Porter said…

Nice to meet you. Thanks for adding me.


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