Neve Maslakovic writes stories set in the corner where mystery meets science fiction. She is the author of five novels, 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.
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 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).
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:
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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.