In the December 13, 2009 newsletter, we announced the newest way “to keep in constant touch with Steve Berry’s world of thrillers” – an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It didn’t include everything that the website did, but it was a great start. Eventually we added an app for the Android mobile devices also. Today, we have something even better, a mobile version of the Steve Berry website. It is much easier to use than the phone app and has all of the information from the website. It’s available to anyone with a mobile device that can access the internet. Since we have launched the mobile site and everything is working great, we have decided to discontinue the mobile app. Effective October 1, 2014, the mobile app will go away.
Once again Shalom European Travel has booked an exciting trip for Steve Berry Fans. It will be happening from September 5 to 14, 2015. The trip begins with your check in at Château des Ducs de Joyeuse in Couiza, France. Then, we will follow in the footsteps of The Templar Legacy visiting all of the places Cotton Malone encountered. Those include Rennes-le-Château, the abbey of St. Martin du Canigou, Avignon, Collioure, Carcassonne and many other sites. It’s a magical place. Years ago, Steve spent 10 days there researching The Templar Legacy. He’ll be retracing those steps and you’ll be along to see how the novel was actually created. For more information and to book the trip, click here. There are a limited number of spots available for the trip so you’ll want to sign up soon.
While Steve was in Stratford, Prince Edward Island, he recorded a segment on Spin Time for CBC Mainstreet. He chose three songs for the segment and talked about their significance in his life. The interviewer also asked him some interesting personal questions. It’s a great interview, and we think you’ll learn some new things about Steve. (The actual interview starts around 55 seconds.) Click here to listen.
In this interview, Steve talks with Astral Road Media founder Rich Fahle about collaboration and support from other writers, as well as the International Thriller Writers organization, sponsor of the annual ThrillerFest conference. Steve talks about books written by other authors where Cotton Maone is mentioned, as well as books he has written with other authors’ characters. Click here to watch the video.
On March 31, 2015, Cotton Malone returns for his 10th adventure in The Patriot Threat. When his former-boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files—the kind that could bring the United States to its knees—Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations from the $1 bill, The Patriot Threat is 90% historical fact and 10% exciting speculation, a trademark mix of history and suspense.
Steve was the guest author for Thurber House’s “Evenings with Authors” event in Columbus, Ohio recently. The evening included a reception, talk, and book signing. He and Elizabeth taught their nationally renowned class on the Craft of Writing the next day. One of the workshop attendees wrote a great article about the workshop and History Matters. Click here to read the article.
In a book review in The Florida Times Union, Lee Scott said: “Every American should read Steve Berry’s new novel.” To read the entire review, click here.
Stewart Harris, host of ”Your Weekly Constitutional”, a nationally syndicated show focusing on the Constitution, recently interview Steve. To listen to the interview, click here.