Thursday, April 19, 2012

Andrew Fox dishes on writing...and cheese

You'll want to check out this interview with Andrew Fox on the James River Writers website. Andy talks about some of his previous novels, including The Good Humor Man, discusses his writing process, and gives some great advice for aspiring writers. One thing that was particularly funny (and he had just told us about this recently) was that he'd drawn real-life inspiration for the--fortunately fictional--immolation of a warehouse full of cheese. Andy says:

"That cheese warehouse scene early in the book, by the way, was based upon an actual U.S. Department of Agriculture subterranean storage facility in the Midwest, outside of Kansas City. I worked many years as the "Government Cheese Man" for Louisiana, ordering millions of dollars of processed cheese each year for low-income senior citizens, so I became very familiar with the USDA system of food commodities."


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