We have a winner!!!! The fan naming contest was a huge success. There were several hundred entries, many of which contained multiple suggestions. In all, there were nearly 1500 suggested names for the Malone fans. In the end, one stood out, so here it is: Malone’s Clones, 100% Pure Cotton. It’s quite clever. The first part was suggested by quite a few of the entrants, but the first one to send their e-mail along was Merrill Kalman of Scottsdale, AZ. The second part was the brainchild of the novelist, David Robbins, who, on being told of the selection, offered the clever reference to Cotton. Thanks to everyone who gave us suggestions and we welcome all of Malone’s Clones.
Russian spies: Hollywood’s version vs. Real-life espionage The Christian Science Monitor interviewed Steve for an article about spies. Click here for the full article.
The Huffington Post has a great article about ThrillerFest. Click here to read the article.
Steve participated in ThrillerFest recently in New York City. NPR had this to say about it, “At ThrillerFest, the relatively new authors in the audience have the opportunity to talk with some of the genre’s best-selling authors like David Morrell, Steve Berry and Ken Follett.” To read the rest of the article, click here.
The Charlemagne Pursuit has made the shortlist for an award being presented for the first time this year at Crimefest in Bristol, England. It’s the eDunnit, sponsored by Sony, and given in recognition of the best thriller/crime e-book of the year. The Charlemagne Pursuit made the five finalists list along with Josh Bazell (Beat The Reaper); Juan Gomez-Jurado (Contract With God); Bernard Knight (Crowner Royal); and Carol McCleary (The Alchemy of Murder). The award will be presented at the Crimefest gala dinner on May 22nd at the Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol.
From TheBookStudio.com – “I’m 28, and have never been much of a reader. While working as a music promoter for a short period of time I realized that I had lots of downtime during the day and while traveling from city to city. One day while shopping, in a store I will not mention because they are (a) horrible employers/corporation, I saw this book that caught my eye……The Amber Room. I’d never heard of it but something about the cover screamed, “MUST READ”. I finished the book in 4 days. Never had I finished a book, lack of interest in the topic, or my A.D.D., lol. Three years later and I’m still riding along with Cotton Malone.
Thank You, Steve Berry!!!!”