Posted on February 28 2011
The former southwest Florida fishing guide turned mystery novelist and restaurateur is interviewed by the Miami Herald’s John Hood, and talks about his new book Night Vision, Florida yetis, and imported hot sauce.
“‘I had come up with this idea to go in search of the Swamp Ape, the Florida Yeti. So I sent out invitations to people. It was a joke; it was an excuse for me and my buddies to go out to the Glades and drink beer. Matthiessen called me and said, ‘I understand you’re going out in search of the yeti.’ And I said ‘uh, yeah…’ And he said ‘Well, my name’s Peter Matthiessen, and I’d really like to go along.’”