S. A. Slack

Original Fantasy and Mystery Novels

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S. A. Slack

S. A. Slack

I'm a writer of mysteries, fantasy, and children's books. I reside in the city of the famed Alamo and River Walk, San Antonio, Texas. I'm currently working on a YA fantasy set in a world of unique magic.

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SHADOWED IN THE SPRINGS, I have read a lot of mystery over the years and S A Slack is right up there in style, story-line, and yes, keeping you guessing. -- An Intrigued Critic
“VYOLET, WITH A “Y”, a delightful fantasy, quickly grabs the readers’ attention and draws them into the exciting realm of Asterdon...Slack has the wonderful ability to transport a reader from the comfort of their recliner to a foreign environment using only words. Debra E., published author

New York Times Book Section


I am pleased to say that my book, The Austin Fires, appeared in the New York Times Book Section today! It is exciting to see it in there. If you get the Times, take a look and let me know what you think. My oldest son had to track me down a copy of it in Austin as we don’t have a subscription of it. Thanks, son!

My husband and I had a nice drive today through the Texas back roads as we went to pick up our youngest son from our oldest son’s house in Austin. It always amazes me how our GPS unit (actually my husband’s toy) try’s to take us places. We never know where the thing will take us when we use it to travel a ways from our home. Today we ended up on a very narrow CR (county road) that was pretty much a… Continue reading

Guitar Hero II


My teenage son is off from High School this week for the Thanksgiving Holiday and he asked me if I would play with him on Guitar Hero II. I had seen he and his friends playing this a few times before, but it looked hard to me. I told my son that I just couldn’t right now, but he insisted that I give it a try. You know, “Oh, come on, Mom. Just give it a try.” So I did.

Only one song, I said, as I picked up the other guitar and placed the strap over my shoulder.

And I was right—it was hard. But with his encouragement, I kept going and before I knew it we had done several songs before my left hand finally gave out.

And I discovered something—-it was fun!

I am thankful for my son and all of my children, husband, family, and friends.… Continue reading

Wonderful visit!


We had a wonderful time visiting friends and family on our trip to Arizona! And we had some delicious food while there. I was able to do a lot of research for a novel I am working on for the Stormy Winters Mysteries there in Sierra Vista. I think it’s going to be an exciting one full of hidden secrets and ghosts. Too bad it is not the next one that is coming out, but that one holds some interesting scenes and plots as well.

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New Fantasy Novel

Asterdon Novels, Unicorns and Orchids
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Unicorns and Orchids, Vyolet, With A "Y"

Mystery Novels...

Stormy Winters Mysteries
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Shadowed In The Springs

The Austin Fires