Neal Thompson is a experienced writer who has worked for publications such as the Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His magazine tales have appeared in Outside, Esquire, Backpacker, and Men's Health, among others. He is the author of Light This Candle: The Life & Times of Alan Shepard, America's First Spaceman, which he teaches at the University of North Carolina-Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. Thompson, his wife, and their two sons live outside of Asheville, North Carolina, in the mountains.
- The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty
- Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR
- Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard
- [(A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert Believe It or Not! Ripley)] [Author: Neal Thompson] published on (May, 2013)
- Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood