Neve Maslakovic writes mysteries set in speculative worlds. In her books, no place is safe from the criminal element—including an academic time-travel lab, a parallel universe, and a Seattle of the future. Neve’s life journey has taken 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 remarkably energetic goldendoodle south of the Twin Cities. She is currently hard at work on a new series set in the 1980’s.
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 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Magers & Quinn and other online retailers. The ebook versions can be purchased only on Kindle, 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 the free Kindle app).
What order should I read your books in?
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:
What is Cosmic Tea Press?
Cosmic Tea Press is my own publishing imprint. I wanted to select a name that evoked the type of books I write, the kind that transport you to other worlds with your feet up and a good cup of tea by your side! From the imprint, the book goes onto the Kindle Direct Publishing platform (for the eBook) and to IngramSpark (for the paperback).
What’s the best way to reach you?
What are you working on right now?
A new series! 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.