How we got here...
The River is self-published by Michael Neale and sells thousands of copies.
The River Experience (a theatrical event) debuts in beta version in West Palm Beach, Florida to standing ovations and thousands of books and the all-original musical soundtracks sold.
Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins Publishing acquires The River for an international release.
The River releases and becomes a National Best-Seller within the week and is now published in 9 languages and growing.
The River Experience debuts as a ticketed event to complete sellout crowd of 2500 people.
MARCH 2013 – 2014
The River Experience plays for corporate private events in West Palm, Atlanta, Portland, and the Orlando area to multiple standing ovations.
The sequel, Into The Canyon: a River Novel, released to critical acclaim with Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins.
AUGUST 2014 – PRESENT
Lead Read Live, a 501-c3 non- profit foundation, was founded by Michael and Leah Neale, to raise the levels of literacy in schools. Featuring a ground-breaking, arts-empowered, differentiated curriculum based on THE RIVER, the story and has been read and experienced by nearly 20,000 children in Palm Beach County schools. The foundation is expanding to North Carolina, Colorado, and Texas.