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Author, public speaker, and active proponent of authors' rights
Thomas Steinbeck began his career in the 1960's as a combat photographer in Vietnam. Along with his writing and producing obligations, Mr. Steinbeck is in demand as a public speaker where he lectures on numerous subjects, particularly history and literature as they relate to current events.
Thomas Steinbeck's first novel, In the Shadow of the Cypress, published by Simon & Schuster, is now available at your favorite bookstore. Thomas was one of the generous contributors to the My California Project, a collaboration of short stories written by twenty-seven of California's most important authors, in an attempt to save the floundering California Arts Council. My California is in its third print run. He has written and sold numerous original screenplays and documentaries, as well as adaptations of his father's work.
Thomas Steinbeck has been an active and verbal proponent of author's rights. In 2009, he worked closely with his friend Arlo Guthrie, in a successful initiative to implement an extension to the settlement negotiations between the Author's Guild and Google.
Mr. Steinbeck serves as an honorary board member at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. He is active on the boards at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California and the Center for Steinbeck Studies in San Jose.
Thomas Steinbeck lives in California with his wife. He has completed 5 books. The fourth will be available later this year.