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Bruiser made the 2011 ALA-YALSA Quick Picks Award List!


6/30/10 - Final draft of EVERFOUND turned in to publisher


6/29/10 - Bruiser's publication
 

5/15/10 - New two-book deal with Simon and Schuster, which in cluded UnWholly, the Unwind sequel.



Unwind has won the 2010 New Jersey Garden State Children's Book Award Nominee, and the 2010 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award List.



Unwind has won the 2010-2011 One Book for Nebraska Teens, The United Kingdom Coventry Inspiration "Simply the Book" Award, and the 2011 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award!


6/4/2010 - Unwind and Everlost are now available as Audio Books!




Unwind been selected as Nebraska's state-wide teen read for 2010-2011!



UNWIND has been nominated for the 2010-2011 California Young Reader Medal!



Check out the UNWIND Movie Website



UNWIND has won the The United Kingdom's Coventry Inspiration "Simply the Book" Award!



Check out the Unwind T-Shirt design contest on the movie website!



Unwind is the winner of the 2009-2010 Intermediate Oklahoma Sequoyah Award!

 


EVERLOST has just been published on audiobook by Brilliance Audio.

Neal has just contracted with Dutton books for a third Antsy book. In this third book featuring Antsy Bonano, old man Crawley will be taking Antsy and his family on a cruise for his 80th birthday. The book will be called Antsy Floats.

Everwild, the second book in the Everlost trilogy, is finished and will be available in October of 2009. 

ANTSY DOES TIME, the sequel to THE SCHWA WAS HERE  has just been selected for the 2009 American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults list.  The book, which is being published in September, is being well-received – including four STARRED reviews.  

ANTSY DOES TIME and THE SCHWA WAS HERE  are now available as audiobooks from Random House.  Click here for AUDIO SCHWA, and click here for AUDIO ANTSY.  

  We’re pleased to announce that UNWIND  have sold to Brilliance Audio, and will both be released as Audiobooks in 2009.

 


 

May 17th: Discussion guides for Everlost and The Schwa was Here are now posted on their respective pages.

 



May 7th, 2008: It’s official!  EVERLOST and UNWIND will be on audio with Brilliance Audio!

 



May 6th, 2008:  While signing books at the INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE in Atlanta, Neal was told that The Schwa Was Here just won the 2008 California Young Readers Medal.  It was also announced at this conference that EVERLOST was chosen for the International Reading Association YOUNG-ADULT CHOICE AWARD LIST.

 


 

May 1st, 2008: What books has Neal been working on lately?  EVERWILD, the second book in the EVERLOST trilogy, and BRUISER, a new stand-alone novel.  Both will be out in 2009.

 


 

April 21st, 2008: Now that the Writer’s Guild strike is over, Neal is back on track, working on a rewrite of his EVERLOST script for Universal, as well as a new TV movie for the Disney Channel. 

 


 

April 2nd, 2008:  Neal went to this year’s BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL in Bologna, Italy.  More of Neal’s books are being published internationally – most notably Italian, Japanese, and French versions.  Italian readers can look forward to an Italian version of this website! 

 


 

April 2nd, 2008:  Are you a fan of The Schwa?  Well, an audio version will be coming out with Listening Library in the Fall, along with an audio version of the sequel, ANTSY DOES TIME,

And speaking of ANTSY DOES TIME, the cover’s been finalized.  Here it is!  The book will be published in September. 
Antsy Does Time

 


 

January 16th, 2008: UNWIND continues to gain momentum!  It was just selected as an American Library Association “BEST BOOK,” and as an A.L.A. “QUICK PICK” Top-ten book of 2007!  You can find UNWIND featured on the young-adult NEW RELEASE shelf at Barnes and Noble.

 

The reviews are raves – and here are some responses from readers:

Here are some responses from readers:

“I finished reading it in two days...took a couple days to think on it, and I have to tell you that it is excellent. The idea of whether or not we have a soul...and also what happens to that soul if the physical body no longer exists whole...gives me chills.”

“Wow! This novel forces thinking. It creates an all-too-possible world in which the sanctity of human life is explored in a manner that few of us have ever thought of.”

 

“This book was incredible. It raised many questions. What does it mean to be alive? Who has the right to decide whether or not to live? It also shows just how much people's world views are affected by their upbringing and popular opinion. A masterpiece of controversial arguments and solutions, Unwind is a great story that will make your heart ache and your skin crawl.”

Unwind

Neal’s new novel UNWIND was just published in November. “This book has more buzz than any book I’ve written,” Neal says. “I can’t wait to see how readers react!”

The reviews are raves – and here are some responses from readers:

Here are some of the first responses from readers:

“I finished reading it in two days...took a couple days to think on it, and I have to tell you that it is excellent. The idea of whether or not we have a soul...and also what happens to that soul if the physical body no longer exists whole...gives me chills.

Wow! This novel forces thinking. It creates an all-too-possible world in which the sanctity of human life is explored in a manner that few of us have ever thought of.

This book was incredible. It raised many questions. What does it mean to be alive? Who has the right to decide whether or not to live? It also shows just how much people's world views are affected by their upbringing and popular opinion. A masterpiece of controversial arguments and solutions, Unwind is a great story that will make your heart ache and your skin crawl.

 

Neal has just turned in the final draft of his novel Antsy Does Time which is a “sequel” to The Schwa Was Here.” Antsy will be published in the Fall of 2008.

Click here to get an advanced preview of the cover!

Click here to read an advanced excerpt from the book.

 

“It’s been a crazy Fall for me,” Neal says. “Tons of traveling, speaking at schools and conferences. I was in Florida twice, Texas three times, New York twice, Connecticut, and Northern California. No matter how busy I get, I always make time to speak at schools, because I consider it a very important part of what I do! Upcoming trips include Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas (San Antonio), Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Italy!”

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