Spotlight on Author David Matthews
The best writers are natural observers, often taking in the collective energy. For the last two years, David Matthews has been, what he describes, as purely observing the world. The result is his undeniable creativity that poured into what is perhaps his best novel yet. We dive into his first book,TV series, and issues that are surfacing during this interesting time in the world.
First, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I’ve been writing since about 1993 and it took nearly 24 years to get my first book out, Texas Heat. I’ve also been writing screenplays since I was 17 years old.
Did writing screenplays or novels come first?
Writing screenplays came first actually.
When did you know you wanted to write your first book, Texas Heat?
No one was going to Minute Maid park for the Astros around 2009, 2010. There were maybe 5,000 fans per game. They had a terrible team. I wrote Texas Heat to inspire the city of Houston. The story revolves around a fictional team and I truly believe fiction allows us to get that break from reality we so desperately need. Texas Heat offers romance, action with baseball, action with violence, and so much more. What we find out about our main character’s background and family will shock everyone. Texas Heat is one long soap-opera type story. It was actually written as a teleplay originally. However, I only recommend ages 17-18 and above to read it b