Neal was born in Martinsville, Virginia in 1948, near his father’s relatives, then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1950, near his mother’s. Then all three moved again and found themselves at the southern crescent end of the Santa Monica Bay in Redondo Beach, California by the fall of 1953; here he stayed until 1979.

Getting Closer!

Excited to be a week away from launch of the Fall Issue of Catamaran Literary Reader – this one has new work by Gary Snyder, and many outstanding writers, artists and photographers – a beautiful issue. Plus my little project as well…if you live near a flagship bookstore, copies may be on the rack, but…

Coming Soon in Catamaran!

Neal is thrilled to announce a new publication! His short collection of photographs and essays, Decoder Ring, will appear in the Fall 2018 issue of the beautiful and celebrated Catamaran Literary Reader of Santa Cruz, California. These essays range widely in both time and place, from colonial Virginia to post-war Southern California to contemporary Northern…