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.)
Since 2005, Neal has been crafting episodic short stories about a self-defrocked holyman wandering a fantastic land who ekes out a meager but honest living as a mercenary cook. Eighty-five of the resulting 100+ tales are now available as an e-book: The Cook For Any Price: Across the Rimless Sea. His other current interests include pararabbinics, skywatching, informed appreciation, productive daydreaming, and all matters culinary.
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