Funny, handsome, and a terrific novelist … that’s our friend Steve Berry. This man is incredible. He writes thrillers so popular that more than 21 million copies have been sold in 51 countries around the world. All of his books resonate with history and real-life secrets that his series character Cotton Malone uncovers in riveting adventures. Steve not only wins literary awards, he’s a #1 New York Times bestseller. You don’t want to miss his new one, The Lost Order.
|Steve’s suspenseful new tale|
We Rogues admire him greatly, but not only because of his books. How did he find the time to help found ThrillerFest and the International Thriller Writers professional association? With his wife, Elizabeth, he’s also created History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation for which they’ve personally raised more than a million dollars. Plus, he serves on the Advisory Board for the prestigious Smithsonian Libraries.
In an effort to uncover the real Steve Berry, we asked him to step into the Rogue Limelight and answer ten questions he’s probably never been asked in an interview.
|Steve & Elizabeth Berry|
Thanks, Steve! You’re Rogue!
Rogues: Which is harder as you approach a Cotton Malone novel: writing the first or last sentence?
Steve: The last. It’s a long, bumpy road from that first sentence to the end.
Rogues: What’s your favorite word?
Rogues: Where do you like to write?
Steve: In my office, at home, at the same desk I’ve owned for decades.
Rogues: What do you do when you need to take a break from writing?
Steve: Aggravate my wife, Elizabeth. It seems
to always do the trick.
|Two booklovers: Young Steve & his father, Sam Berry|
Rogues: If you could have lived in a different time period, what would that be?
Steve: The Dark Ages, which were anything but dark.
Rogues: What’s your favorite drink?
Steve: Cranberry juice (with a splash of lime).
Rogues: When you were ten years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Steve: A doctor. It didn’t work out that way, though.
Rogues: Describe your very first car.
Steve: A white, 1965 Ford Galaxy. My mother and I shared it.
Rogues: Who’s your literary hero?
Steve: A man named Frank Green, who taught me how to teach myself the craft of writing.
|Steve’s new paperback|
Rogues: Do you write what you know or what you want to know?
Steve: Neither. I write what I love. That’s always the best advice.
You don’t want to miss Steve’s latest paperback release, The 14th Colony, and a new hardcover he’s part of, coming June 13th — MatchUp: The Battle of the Sexes Just Got Thrilling! It’s a collection of short stories in which he and Diana Gabaldon bring together Cotton Malone and Jamie Fraser
in “Past Prologue.”
|Exciting new thriller anthology|
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In two weeks, on June 16th, the Rogue Limelight shines on another thriller great — Lee Child. Drop by for a fun and insightful read!