Heanor, Derbyshire
Crime, Horror, SciFi & Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Other, Romantic Fiction

Writer Biography

My name is Philip Neale, and using the pen name Neal James, I have three published works through Pneuma Springs – I have been writing since 2007.

I am 58, an accountant by trade and an author by choice.

My first book, ‘A Ticket to Tewkesbury’  (ISBN 9781905809349) is a spy thriller set in 1992 and has experienced very encouraging attention from libraries and high street shops alike. It was followed a year later by my first anthology & Short Stories Volume One&  (ISBN 9781905809608).

& Two Little Dicky Birds&  (ISBN 9781905809936), my second full-length novel, was released in August 2010 and has enjoyed the same level of popularity.

I have travelled England from Newcastle upon Tyne to Battersea via Lichfield giving talks to reading groups, and am available for engagements as and when they come along.

My next book, & Threads of Deceit&  is scheduled for later this year, and is a tale of fraud, embezzlement, deceit and murder in the textile industry. It will be followed by the crime thriller & Full Marks& .

I am currently writing & Day of the Phoenix& , the sequel to & A Ticket to Tewkesbury& , and the next project will be the horror novel & Dreamer& .

A second collection of short stories is also in the pipeline.


Selected Publications
A Ticket to Tewkesbury (ISBN 9781905809349) Short Stories Volume One (ISBN 9781905809608) Two Little Dicky Birds (ISBN 9781905809936)
Performances & Workshops
Lichfield Library Battersea Park Library Newcastle City Library Codnor Reading Group Derby Scribes Writers’ Group

Available for the following:

  • Community Group Work
  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Live Performances
  • Teaching
  • Volunteering
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    Library Reading Groups (Adult) Writing Groups (Adult) Bookchat Reading Groups (Adult)

    Want to know more?

    You can request more information about this writer by sending an email to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.

    My Work

    Two Little Dicky Birds
    Publisher: Pneuma Springs

    Websites, blogs and links to work