Elliott Mackle

Biography

Elliott Mackle served four years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era, achieving the rank of captain. He was stationed in California, Italy and Libya, the latter the setting for Captain Harding and His Men (2012) and the multiple-award-winning Captain Harding’s Six-Day War (2011). Welcome Home, Captain Harding completes the Joe Harding trilogy. Hot off the Presses (2010), a romantic exposé of the racial and sexual politics surrounding the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, is based in part on Mackle’s decade as a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The newspaper’s dining critic, he also reported on military affairs, travel and the national restaurant scene. He has written for Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Los Angeles Times, Florida Historical Quarterly, Atlanta and Charleston magazines and was a longtime columnist at Creative Loafing, the South’s leading alternative newsweekly. Mackle wrote and produced segments for Nathalie Dupree’s popular television series, New Southern Cooking, and wrote for Public Television. Along the way, he managed a horse farm, served as a child nutrition advocate for the State of Georgia, volunteered at an AIDS shelter, was founding co-chair of Emory University’s GLBT alumni association and taught critical and editorial writing at Georgia State University. He lives in Atlanta.

Books

Only Make Believe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: American English. Published: October 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
It's amateur night at the Caloosa Club on the Fort Myers, Florida, riverfront. Trouble begins when the fat lady sings. Her triumph is sweet. But, only hours later, the diva lies near death in a hotel room upstairs, the victim of a vicious beating. Hotel manager Dan Ewing and his sidekick, Lee County Detective Bud Wright, soon discover that this was no lady. Erotic content and salty language.
Sunset Island
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,360. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Managing a hotel in Ft. Myers with a mixed-race staff, untaxed alcohol, high-stakes card games and escorts of both sexes, Dan's been acting like he has nothing to lose: business is good and his romantic life is better. Lee County Detective Bud Wright, a former Marine sergeant and Dan's secret lover, is outwardly strong and brave, but uneasy with the secrecy. Erotic content and salty language.
It Takes Two: A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,780. Language: American English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Dan is manager of the Caloosa Hotel, a class act if you're passing through, but if you are a member of the less known Caloosa Club, Dan provides a variety of "services" members may discreetly enjoy. This doesn't sit well with everyone in town, including the sheriff, a wealthy car dealer, the KKK, and Bud Wright, despite the fact that he's sleeping with Dan. Erotic content and salty language.
Welcome Home, Captain Harding
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,910. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Continuing the adventures begun in Elliott Mackle's acclaimed Captain Harding series, upon returning to California after eighteen terrifying months in Vietnam, Joe and his fellow officers and men are up against a hot-dogging, risk-taking aircraft commander, a pair of drug-abusing co-pilots and a married administrator with a taste for sexual blackmail. Erotic content and salty language.
Hot Off the Presses
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,930. Language: American English. Published: August 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Sports
A romantic expose of the racial & sexual politics surrounding the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. What happens to a crusading journalist when he finds himself falling for a closeted gymnast? Only Elliott Mackle, a former Atlanta journalist, could offer such a compelling story of one man's encounters along his path to finding not only love but himself as well. Erotic content and salty language.
Captain Harding's Six-Day War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,810. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
In the run-up to the 1967 war, a mob attacks the embassy in nearby Tripoli. To bring the pilots and their airplanes safely home and keep the United States out of the war Joe Harding has two choices: either come out to his closest, straightest buddies or know himself to be a coward, a failure and a traitor to everything that he holds dear. Significant erotic content and salty language.
Captain Harding and His Men
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,760. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General

Continuing the adventures and misadventures begun in Elliott Mackle's award-winning Captain Harding's Six-Day War, Joe Harding and his fellow officers and airmen contend with a sexually abusive wing commander (who happens to be Joe's boss), a closeted Pentagon official fighting to save his career, a CIA agent who may be an imposter. Significant erotic content and salty language.

Elliott Mackle's tag cloud

1949    adventure    air force    atlanta    crime    detective    florida    gay    historical    military    mystery    newspaper    olympics    queer    reporter    romance    sex    sports    thriller