Tom Straw and Matt Goldman

Tom Straw is an Emmy and Writers Guild of America-nominated writer-producer, New York Times bestselling author, and former Mystery Writers of America board member.

Writing as Richard Castle, Tom originated the hit Nikki Heat series, writing its first seven novels, all New York Times bestsellers, including Heat Rises, which reached number one. Later, he published Buzz Killer under his own name, because Stephen King was already taken.

Tom dropped out of UCLA to become a DJ, and soon after, a TV weathercaster. Subsequently, he began a television writing career on comedies including Night Court, for which he earned two WGA "Best Comedy Writer" nominations and a Primetime Emmy nomination. Tom served as head writer and executive producer of Dave's WorldGrace Under FireWhoopi, and Nurse Jackie. He also wrote for CBS's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Seems like Tom Straw can't keep a job.

Matt Goldman is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for SeinfeldEllen, and other shows. He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to his Nils Shapiro series, which begins with Gone to Dust. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, pets, and whichever children happen to be around.


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Event date: 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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The Accidental Joe: The Top-Secret Life of a Celebrity Chef By Tom Straw Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9798888452950
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Regalo Press - May 14th, 2024

A maverick celebrity chef reluctantly agrees to let the CIA use his hugely popular international food, culture, and travel TV series as cover for a dangerous espionage mission.

When the CIA approaches celebrity chef Sebastian Pike about using his award-winning food and culture travel show as cover for espionage, the outspoken bad-boy host says no.


Still Waters: A Novel By Matt Goldman Cover Image
$30.99
ISBN: 9781250325679
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - May 21st, 2024

If you’re reading this email, I am dead. I know this will sound strange, but someone has been trying to kill me.


Still Waters: A Novel By Matt Goldman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250325693
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - May 21st, 2024

If you’re reading this email, I am dead. I know this will sound strange, but someone has been trying to kill me.