The author at play.

The author at play.

Neal Ross Attinson has worked at various times as a market research drone, spa attendant, printer’s devil, printer, bookseller (new and used), bike messenger, hawker, deckhand/docent, broadcaster, wedding officiant, process server and newspaper reporter. (And that’s just what he’s been paid for.)

Neal’s news career began in 1995 at Santa Rosa radio station KSRO. While reporting for the Sonoma Index-Tribune between 1998 and 2003 he earned professional accolades from the National Newspaper Association; Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California; and the Sonoma County Press Club. He has also written for the Sonoma Valley Sun, North Bay Bohemian, Petaluma Argus Courier, Novato Advance, PunkTorah.Org and jweekly; and “appeared” on KOME and KSVY and in jweekly and The Forward, as a subject. (Clips available here.)

Since 2005, Neal has been experimenting with “mythical gastronomy” — short, episodic fantasy tales concerning a mercenary cook (and reluctant holyman) in a far-off land. A Para-Rabbinic Fellow since July 2000, in non-plague times (and health permitting) he leads a twice-monthly living-room Torah study in the Sonoma apartment he shares with a companion animal and an enormous pile of books.

Contact Me:
– Blog: http://metaphorager.net
– Snail mail: POB 1313, Sonoma CA 95476
– Email: scoop at sonic dot net (or click the business card)