Re: RARA-AVIS: Product Placement
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 08:55:01 -0500 <<Frank Denton is right. Dr Pepper is a Texas drink, created in Waco. I
use it in all my Sheriff Rhodes books, not because DP is paying me but
because that's what the sheriff drinks.>>

I didn't know whether Dr. Pepper was still considered a southern beverage
since it has had such national exposure in advertising during the past
several years.

I grew up in a small town in south-central Kentucky (just north of the
Tennessee state line) that has slowly been losing some of its distinctive
southern traits during the past 40 years I've been around. I wonder if this
is true of most southern states, and whether this makes it trickier to
include those southern touches in contemporary novels without making them
seem mere caricature. -- Duane

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