"This is the way gay novels used to be written: big, smart, sexy, funny—with important themes, great characters, and the tainted heart of a big city at its core."
“Homophobia in both the black and the jock communities is addressed; so too is the sometimes vexing question of how the queer press ought to cover the queer community's own foibles and failings. Mackle tackles these topics with a delicious mix of wisdom and wit—and with titillating dashes of sex and romance.”
—Richard Labonte, Book Marks
“Mackle, a career journalist who actually covered the 1996 Olympics for an Atlanta newspaper, constructs an engaging, well-written story which shows the very real conflicts that can exist in what others would likely consider a ‘fun’ job. Significant erotic content, but it doesn't detract from the compelling story being told. I give this a full five stars out of five.”
—Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
After eighteen terrifying monthis in Vietnam, Captain Joe Harding returns to California.
A sequel to "It Takes Two," set in Fort Myers, Florida, about two years after the conclusion of the earlier tale.
Continuing the adventures and misadventures begun in Elliott Mackle's Gaybie Award-winning "Captain Harding's Six-Day War."
Voted Best Romance in TLA's Gaybies Awards competition
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"Speak Its Name’s Best Book of the Year ... Resoundingly goes to 'Captain Harding’s Six Day War' by Elliott Mackle. Atmospheric, real, with great characters, politic and complicated plot all of which is left closed enough for us to be satisfied but open enough to call for a sequel which I’ve been told is being written."
--Erastes, Speak Its Name.
''This is the way gay novels used to be written: big, smart, sexy, funny–with important themes, great characters, and the tainted heart of a big city at its core.'' –Felice Picano.
New Lethe Press edition of a Speak Its Name Five Star Read
Lambda Literary Review
A comprehensive review of my five novels and how I came to write them
Comfy Chair Interview
In-depth Q&A with Mackle posted on Speak Its Name
Band of Thebes
Prestige Website's appreciation of "Captain Harding's Six-Day War"
Richard Labonte's Rave Review of "Hot off the Presses"
Out in Print
Review Comparing "Hot off the Presses" to "All the President's Men"
Project Q Atlanta
Q&A with Elliott Mackle
Speak Its Name
Five Star Review of "It Takes Two"
"Wingmen," by Ensan Case (1979)
My review-appreciation of the classic m/m novel of World War II
Band of Thebes
Intelligent Notes & Commentary on GLBT Lit, Film & Culture
Coda International Tours
lnternational Travel for Discerning Gay Men & Lesbians
Advocates for published authors since 1912
Authors Guild Directory
A compendium of member websites