the Author, Tom Matthews
MATTHEWS wrote the original screenplay Mad City, which hit
theatres in 1997. Starring Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta,
and Alan Alda, it was directed by Costa-Gavras. He has also
written scripts for Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., New
Line Cinema, Twentieth Century Fox, and Walt Disney Pictures,
working with such producers as Steven Soderbergh (Traffic,
Erin Brockovich), Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump), Hunt Lowry (The
Last of the Mohicans), and Lynda Obst (Sleepless In Seattle).
Prior to launching his screenwriting and novel
writing career, Matthews spent fifteen years working in the
motion picture industry as a journalist, film critic, and
studio publicist. He's done freelance work for national and
regional publications that include L.A. Weekly, Marquee Magazine,
Milwaukee Journal, and Creative Screenwriting. Matthews was
also a managing editor for Boxoffice Magazine for six years.
A Wisconsin native, he lives in Wauwatosa,
WI with his wife and two sons. He is currently developing
a documentary series about Las Vegas with George Knapp, the
resort city’s leading investigative reporter.
Like We Care is his first published novel.