Wauwatosa writer Tom Matthews was inspired by a dream to write his latest novel, Raising the Dad. When Matthews was 10-years-old, his father died. Years later, he had a dream where a close family friend told him his father was still alive, but due to the massive trauma, his father's personality had changed. The book explores how the protagonist and other family members process that development. That's where Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and Matthews start their conversation, which they will reprise Tuesday, April 17, on stage at Boswell Book Company.