Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Alexandria Link , The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, and The Amber Room.  His historical-based foreign intrigue books have been translated into thirty-eight languages and sold in forty-two countries.  After his first two books were national bestsellers, books three and four debuted at #13 and #4 on the NY Times bestseller list and stayed on all the major bestseller lists for many weeks.
    Berry will be the featured author at the USCB Lunch With Author series on Wednesday, November 14th at the Colleton River Plantation Clubhouse, Bluffton, at noon.  Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling 521-4147.  The all-inclusive-
price is $40.
    Berry will speak about his writing style and his books as well as answer questions from the audience.  Since he has a new book, The Venetian Betrayal, coming out December 11, 2007, lunch-goers will be treated to an advance review of the page-turner based on the finding of the tomb of Alexander the Great which has been lost to the ages for 1500 years.
    Steve Berry is the second author of the USCB Lunch With Author series which began October 4th with John Hart.  Other authors in the 2007-2008 series are:
    Thursday, 11/29/07:  Dorothea Benton Frank will give every attendee an autographed copy of The Christmas Pearl when she speaks at the Sea Pines Resort Conference Center, Hilton Head Island.  Lunch and autographed book are $50.
    Wednesday, 12/12/07:  Four children’s authors (Barbara Bergwerf, Margie Clary,  Melinda Long, and Mary Alice Monroe) will have their books ready for Christmas giving at the Dataw Island Clubhouse, Beaufort.
    Thursday, 2/28/08:  Laugh with Matt and Ted Lee, winners of the top two awards at the 2007 James Beard Foundation Awards, as they talk about their first cookbook, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook:  Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-Be Southerners.
    Wednesday, 3/19/08:  New England mystery writer, Katherine Valentine, has moved south both in person and venue and will talk about her new Southern books at Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head Island.
    Thursday, 4/17/08:  Non-fiction double-header at the Moss Creek Clubhouse, Hilton Head Island, with Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein who will describe their book Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited.  Biographer Mary E. Miller will talk about her book, Baroness of Hobcaw, The Life of Belle W. Baruch.  Miller details Belle’s exploits—fox hunting at Hobcaw, flying her own plane, touring Europe with Edith Wilson, and patrolling South Carolina beaches for German U-boats and spies during World War II.
    An additional special event is:  Monday, 3/10/08:  SusanVreeland  NY Times best selling author of Luncheon of the Boating Party, Girl in Hyacinth Blue and Life Studies, Stories of Art is making a special debut of the Lowcountry at the Colleton River Clubhouse, Bluffton.  This luncheon is extra to the series and is $50.