Monday, November 1, 2010

♠Author of the Month: NOVEMBER♠

Steve Berry (born in 1955) is an American author, professor and former attorney currently living in St. Augustine, Florida. He is a graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law.

Steve Berry first appeared in print with his historical thrillers The Amber Room and The Romanov Prophecy in 2003 and 2004. A practicing attorney (at the time), Berry had been writing since 1990, and it took him 12 years and 85 rejections (over five different editions) to finally sell a manuscript to Ballantine Books. Berry credits the nuns who taught him in Catholic school with instilling the discipline needed both to craft a novel and to find a publisher.

Today, Berry's novels have earned spots on The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and BookSense bestseller lists. He has nearly 11 million books in print, which have been translated into 37 languages and sold in 50 countries. With Berry's fame, he is able to focus most of his time on writing or planning new novels, teaching the concepts of writing to audiences through out the world, golfing or spending time on the beach.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, have founded History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding the preservation of our heritage. To learn more about Steve and the foundation, visit 

I chose Steve Berry for the month of November because of two reasons. First, I think he is one of the best writers around, even though I haven't read all of his books, I am planning on collecting them in the future. I've only read two of his books,  The Amber Room and The Third Secret. Both of these books are edge-of-your-seats ride and Steve's ability as a story teller will leave you breathless and satisfied.

Second reason is that he'll be releasing his latest book entitled The Emperor's Tomb, which will hit the shelves on November 23. 

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