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A Good Fit

Friday, July 1, 2011
By theleader

Beaver Dam man releases first book

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Jessica Tanner
Leader Staff Writer

Heber Fowkes of Beaver Dam was born and raised in the Tremonton area. His experiences as a cowboy growing up influenced his first book, “A Good Fit.” He said, “I have a cowboy background and you write about what you know.”
After being laid off from ATK in February 2010, Fowkes decided writing would be a good fit. He said, “I like work and I had to find something to do to occupy my mind. I think that was the driving force at the time.”
About eight months later, Fowkes was busy writing resumes. One day as he finished one he was still in the writing mood so he began writing. Five months later his book was complete.
Fowkes said he has never been much of a writer but is always telling stories. He said a good share of his skills come from getting into trouble. While writing he had to think of ways to get his characters in trouble and then a good way for them to get out. “Guys are really good about getting into trouble with their wives and then finding a way out,” he said.
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