ROB THOMAS was the creator and executive producer of the
television series VERONICA MARS which the American Film Institution named one of
the top ten shows of 2004. He is also the co-creator and executive producer of
the 2009 AFI top ten show, PARTY DOWN. Thomas has also created and executive
produced two versions of the ABC television series CUPID, first in 1999 and,
most recently, in 2009. His other television credits include DAWSON'S CREEK, BIG
SHOTS, THE EDUCATION OF MAX BICKFORD and SPACE GHOST: COAST TO COAST.
Most recently, Thomas wrote, produced and directed VERONICA MARS, a feature
film based on the television series of the same name.
Thomas also penned the feature film DRIVE ME CRAZY for Twentieth Century Fox
and adapted his own novel, SLAVE DAY, and the David James Duncan novel THE
BROTHERS K into feature movie scripts for Universal Pictures. In addition, he
wrote the independent feature FORTUNE COOKIE which premiered at the Hollywood
Thomas is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories, all
published by Simon & Schuster. His 1996 debut novel RATS SAW GOD was a unanimous
ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In 1998, his short story collection, DOING TIME:
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGRAD, also received the ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Prior to the publication of his first novel, Thomas taught high school
journalism in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, advised the University of Texas
student magazine, "UTmost," and worked for Channel One, a Los Angeles-based
television news show aimed at teenagers nationwide. A Texas native, Thomas
currently resides in Austin, TX.
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