Friday Five: Neil Plakcy

This week my guest on the blog is Neil Plakcy. Thanks for joining us, Neil!

What kind of books do you read for fun?

I read all kinds of books, from literary to genre, but my favorites are light-hearted mysteries and romance.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Chocolate – preferably dark.

If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be?
1. A cure for Parkinson’s Disease
2. Enough money so that I could live comfortably and just write
3. Round-the-world travel

What is best writing advice you can give?

Learn to read like a writer – analyze the books you enjoy to learn how the author handles sentence structure, pacing, character development, etc.

Can you share a little about your current release with us?


I have three books coming out this fall. Love on Stage is the second of my “Love on” series of M/M romances for Loose Id, about recent college grads falling in love on South Beach. Accidental Contact is a collection of ten short mystery stories from MLR Books, about the hero of my Mahu Investigations series, openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka. The Next One Will Kill You is about a young gay FBI agent solving his first big case in Fort Lauderdale, and will be out from Dagger, a new mystery imprint from Riverdale Avenue Books.