Neve Maslakovic writes mysteries set in the speculative realm. She is the author of four books, including Regarding Ducks and Universes (“Inventive… a delight.” — Booklist). Her life journey took her from Belgrade, Serbia to a PhD at Stanford University’s STAR Lab to her dream job as a writer. She lives with her husband, son, and very energetic goldendoodle in the Twin Cities, and is currently hard at work on her fifth book.


How do you pronounce your name?

Neve (Nehv) is a translation of my real first name. Both the Serbian version and the English one have roots in the Indo-European word for snow. (Nevada the state gets its name from the white Sierra mountains.) My last name is Mah-SLAH-koh-veech — in Serbian, there’s an accent mark on the c at the end that turns it into a soft ch, as in choose.

Where can I buy your books?

Trade paperbacks of my books are available on AmazonBarnes & NobleMagers & Quinn and other online retailers. The ebook versions can be purchased only on Amazon, but you can read them on pretty much any device! Don’t own a Kindle? No worries. You can read the books on your computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone — you’ll just need to download a free Kindle app first (the instructions can be found here).

The Far Time Incident and The Runestone Incident are available as audiobooks narrated by Hugo award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal

Regarding Ducks and Universes is also available in audiobook, narrated by actor and voice-over artist Alexander Cendese.

What order should I read your books in?

Regarding Ducks and Universes is a stand-alone novel.

For my time-travel series, a good place to begin is the prequel novelette, The Feline Affair. The novelette is about 12,000 words (50 pages). If you’ve already read the three full-length books in the series, the novelette is a fun peek into events that take place BEFORE the three books of the series.

If you’d like to jump right into the series, the three full-length books are:

The Far Time Incident

The Runestone Incident

The Bellbottom Incident

What’s the best way to reach you?

I love to hear from readers — you can message me on Twitter, Facebook, or via this contact form.

What are you working on right now?

A standalone novel that’s in the final stages of editing. Stay tuned! The best way to get updates is through my newsletter. To join the mailing list, sign up below. I don’t send the newsletter out frequently — you’ll get something in your mailbox a few times a year at the most. I will not share your email address with anyone and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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