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Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

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Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

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Sara Harelson

I’m Sara! I’m 21, a senior in college, and a journalism major.  I love to read, write, travel, and listen to music.  I’m always on to my next adventure.


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It's a Jeep Thing
Jeep people are awesome, but we do have our idiosyncrasies. Join me as we look at the humorous side of owning and loving Jeeps.

Feature Adventures
Want to try something different? These stories showcase a wide varitey of unique adventures that allow you to experience them first hand!

Outdoor Adventures based on Offroad Exploration!

Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

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Where in Arizona am I? May, 2014

June 4, 2014: We have a winner! Brian S. correctly guess the location as The Big Reef Mill. He wins the first chapter of Kokopelli Harvest!

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Can you guess where in Arizona I am? This location will be my next adventure that I'll post to the website. Be the first to guess my location correctly and you win a draft copy of the first chapter of my next book named, Kokopelli Harvest. See photo(s) below to take a guess at where in Arizona I am.

Good luck!

Anyone can play, but you need to be an Experience Arizona subscriber to win. Not a subscriber? It's free and easy. Click here to become a subscriber. Plus, subscribers get extra hints.

A little bit about the prize ...

Kokopelli Harvest

While my first book, Devil's Moon, is a mystery, Kokopelli Harvest is a thriller. Think Clive Cussler (old school) or James Rollins.

Here's a draft of the back cover:

In the blistering heat of southern Arizona, Mexican illegal immigrants have been disappearing – hundreds vanishing without a trace. After Jason Holt, an agent of the newly formed Intelligence Office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, rescues a group of terrified immigrants from certain death, he becomes entwined in chilling plot of global domination. Holt races against time – and his life – as he struggles to unravel the sinewy thread leading to a ruthless killer determined to stop him at any cost. When one of the missing immigrants is found in the desert, dying from a horrible new disease, only by learning the shocking truth behind the abductions can Holt and his ICE team stop a madman.

Advanced Acclaim for Kokopelli Harvest

James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Black Order, says, "Matt Marine's KOKOPELLI HARVEST is ripped straight from the headlines, touching upon issues of illegal immigration and human trafficking.  But at its heart, this debut is a taut and hell-bent adventure story.  A blend of Michael Crichton's scientific terror and Tom Clancy's political intrigue, Matt Marine pulls off a thriller for the new age!"


The review copy is complete and edited. I just need to finalize the text, complete the book cover and publish! That process isn't easy, I hope to have it finished in the next few months.

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Here's the area in which the place is located. Click on image below to see full-sized image.

Have a guess?

Email me your guess at: matt@experience-az.com with "Where in Arizona Am I?" in the subject line.

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Devil's Moon

Did you know that I have my first mystery, Devil's Moon, for sale? Click here to read about it (and buy it if you wish).

Acclaim For Devil's Moon

James C. Mitchell, Shamus Award-nominated author of the forthcoming OUR LADY OF THE NORTH, says "Matt Marine has written a terrific thriller. A sexual psychopath draws a troubled FBI agent into a series of murders. The search for truth brings the agent horrifyingly close to his own worst nightmare… and it will keep readers on edge right up to the finish. Memorable characters and skillful plotting in some of Arizona's most intriguing settings."

J Carson Black, Author of The Shop, says Devil's Moon is "Fast-paced yet beautifully evocative, DEVIL'S MOON is a thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end."