In Chapter 14 of 17 of his 2009 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author Scott Gold shares shares how he decided to write non-fiction, after taking multiple non-fiction classes at Washington University, Gold embraces the format's artistic balance. Non-fiction fundamentals appeal most to Gold, namely its fact-based structure and the complementary broad creative license a writer uses to build upon that base. Scott Gold is a published author and writer living in New York City. His passion and love for food and culture was spurred from his childhood growing up in Louisiana. He graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis, where he majored in philosophy.