Biography

Tom McNeal

Tom McNeal was born in Santa Ana, California, where his father and grandfather raised oranges. He spent part of every summer at the Nebraska farm where his mother was born and raised, and after earning a BA in English at UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing at UC Irvine, he taught school in the town that was the inspiration for his first novel, Goodnight, Nebraska. Tom has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and his short stories have been widely anthologized.

Tom McNeal

Books by Tom McNeal

by Tom McNeal - Fiction

 

Jeremy once admitted he’s able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, it has been up to Jeremy to support the family. But Jeremy can hear voices, specifically the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm. When the provocative local girl Ginger Boultinghouse takes an interest in Jeremy, a grim chain of events is put into motion. 

by Tom McNeal - Fiction

Judith Whitman always believed in a certain kind of love, but she has only experienced it once. Willy Blunt was a carpenter with a dry wit and a steadfast sense of honor, and marrying him seemed like a natural thing to promise. Twenty years later, Judith’s marriage is full of secrets, and she holds the phone number of the man who believed she meant it when she said she loved him.