Neal Thompsonis a veteran journalist who has worked for theBaltimore Sun,Philadelphia Inquirer, andSt. Petersburg Times, and whose magazine stories have appeared inOutside,Esquire,Backpacker,Mens Health, andThe Washington Post Magazine. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books,Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, America's First SpacemanandDriving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels and the Birth of NASCAR. Thompson and his family live in the mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina. Visit his website atwww.nealthompson.comThompson, Neal is the author of 'Hurricane Season A Coach, a Team and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina', published 2007 under ISBN 9781416540700 and ISBN 1416540709.