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 and tabloid 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 was featured as a subject on KOME and KSVY and in jweekly and The Forward. (Clips available here.)

In non-plague times, Neal — a Reform Movement-ceritifed Pararabbinic Fellow — holds a casual, twice-monthly Torah study in his Sonoma home. Since 2005, he has been experimenting with his own brand of mythopoeia: short, episodic fantasy tales about a self-defrocked holyman eking out a meager but honest living as a mercenary cook. Intrigued?

Contact Me:
– Blog: http://metaphorager.net
– Snail mail: POB 1313, Sonoma CA 95476
– Email: scoop at sonic dot net