Steve Berry was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He is a New York Times bestselling author. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 21,000,000 copies in 51 countries. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years.
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.
Berry 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 nearly 4,000 thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president.