Reading: Tom McNeal, author of To Be Sung Underwater

Presented by Fallbrook's Writers Read, Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Café des Artistes 103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, CA

5:30 Doors open, supper menu available 6:00 Open mic 6:30 Tom McNeal reading, Q&A and book signing

Tom McNeal, a San Diego County-based author, set his first adult novel Goodnight, Nebraska, in the town where he spent summers as a child. Then, with his wife Laura McNeal, he wrote four acclaimed young adult novels: Crooked, Zipped, Crushed and The Decoding of Lana Morris.

To Be Sung Underwater, a love story unlike any other, was released in June, and it was swiftly recognized by authors, readers and the publishing industry as an important work by a gifted writer. Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief, wrote of the novel, “You don't so much read To Be Sung Underwater as you're consumed by it. The characters are unforgettable. The writing is staggering. More importantly, though, it's the courage of this book that sets it apart. It's the bravest, most beautiful book I've read in a long time.”

McNeal has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and his short stories have been widely anthologized.

Join us for Tom’s reading, Q&A with the audience, and book signing. To Be Sung Underwater will be available for purchase at the reading.

If you would like to dine, please call the Café for reservations, 760-728-3350.

For more reading information, contact Kit-Bacon at or 760-522-1064.