Steve Berry was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years.
He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a group of more than 2,500 thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president.
History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel.
It’s his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.
Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have crossed the country to save endangered historic treasures,
raising money via lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners and their popular writers workshops. To date, nearly 2,000 students have attended those workshops.
In 2012 and 2013 Steve’s devotion to historic preservation was recognized by the American Library Association,
which named Steve its spokesperson for National Preservation Week.