After serving in Vietnam,
Thomas (Thom) Steinbeck returned there as a combat photographer,
which inspired his interest in documentaries and filmmaking.
This year  he published his first novel.
My copy is on its way from Amazon.com
“Thomas Steinbeck shares with his father an empathy for strugglers, for life’s long sufferers who prevail through courage or die trying. These days, this is almost antique writing and it’s more than welcome.” – Book Magazine