PERSONALIZED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. Many of you have asked for a way to order a signed or personalized copy of The 14th Colony. Last year we teamed up with The Poisoned Pen, in Scottsdale, Arizona, to offer this service to our fans and they have agreed to provide it again this year. Regardless of where you live, you may order a personalized, or signed, edition with shipping rates based on your address. If you would like to have your book personalized, write a short inscription (of no more than five words) in the instruction field when going through the checkout process. Steve will sign the books on April 11, 2016, when he’s there for an appearance. They will be shipped out within a week after that. Click here to order a personalized copy.
THE NEXT COTTON MALONE ADVENTURE IS ANNOUNCED. April 5, 2016 is the United States release date for The 14th Colony, the 11th Cotton Malone adventure. Not only must Cotton battle an ex-KGB agent bent on catastrophic revenge against the United States, he must also confront his deepest, darkest fear. We all have them. So does Cotton. And this one surfaces at just the wrong moment. And fear not fans, Cassiopeia Vitt is back, and let’s just say she makes a grand entrance. This new thriller from Steve Berry has all the right ingredients — action, history, secrets, and conspiracies — and takes place against the backdrop of a presidential inauguration. Click here to read more of the cover copy and to pre-order.
On March 26, 2015, Steve appeared at the oldest house in St. Augustine, Florida, which is also the oldest city in North America. It was part of a History Matters event to raise money for the house. C-SPAN2 was in town and decided to film the event. This was the first time Steve spoke publicly about The Patriot Threat, as the book would not release until 5 days later. Those present that night got a sneak peek and the ability to buy the book early (part of their contribution to the restoration project). Steve spoke at length about the book and then took questions. Click here to watch.
Here’s something new and different for audio book lovers with the release of The Patriot Threat. In a special Writer’s Cut edition, Steve will provide behind-the-scenes commentary that enlivens key scenes in the novel with insights into his research, his writing process, and Cotton Malone’s backstory. It’s like having the writer along with you as you enjoy the story. It’s a first, an experiment, and we hope you like it. Read more about it here.
The 2015 tour for The Patriot Threat has been released. Click here to view the whole schedule. This year, Steve Berry will be visiting 17 cities around the country starting with Chappaqua, New York on March 30th and ending at Neptune Beach Florida on April 30. Included are some new stops and old favorites. Along the way are History Matters events in Pittsburgh (April 2) and Nashville (April 22) that will raise money for local restoration projects. Steve will also be teaching two of his famous writer’s workshops, one in Pittsburgh (April 2) and another in Des Moines (April 11). There are also several libraries being visited. So mark your calendars and make a point to drop by one of the many events and say hello.
The Providence Journal is one of the few newspapers left that actively reviews books. One of its reviewers, Jon Land, has chosen The Lincoln Myth as one his five best books of 2014. The other four are from Stephen King, Lee Child, James Rollins, and Doug Preston. Here’s what Jon said: “Berry once again turns history on its ear in making all things Lincoln feel fresh again. Cotton Malone traces secrets linked to the U.S. Constitution and the Civil War in this revisionist tale that is layered masterfully together. Berry has upped his game another level and the result is a perfect thriller in every respect.” If you haven’t read it already, click here.
Over the years, many of you have asked for advice about writing. In this interview with Tim Knox at interviewingauthors.com, Steve discusses his journey to becoming a published author and offers advice about writing. He also talks about the background of The Lincoln Myth. Click here to listen or read the interview.