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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Write Stuff Reality Show welcomes NYT Bestselling author Steve Ber ry

Shadow Play Entertainment and Conversations Book Club are pleased to announce that New York Times Bestselling author Steve Berry has joined The Write Stuff Reality Show (http://www.thewritestufftv.com) as a guest judge and mentor.

"We are honored and humbled to have someone of Berry's caliber working with us on this historic endeavor," says Creator and Executive Producer Cyrus A. Webb, 33. "His resume is something that is not only impressive but should do much to inspire our contestants as they compete for the chance of their literary dreams coming true."

The Write Stuff Reality Show is America's first literary competition that allows the contestants to compete for a book deal by AG Press as well as a host of other prizes to aide in their journey as a published author. The show will be seen in cities across the country on the CW Network and worldwide through its special Youtube channel.

Three contestants will advance to the final round where they compete in one final challenge and here they will be introduced to a special panel of judges including guest judge Steve Berry! These three will also get one-on-one time with the celebrated author as well as particpate in other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities with him before the winner is finally announced.

What has been Steve Berry's experience in publishing? Well, it took him twelve years and eighty-five rejections over 5 different manuscripts before Ballantine Books finally bought a manuscript. Like he says, "I'm the poster child for the phrase, 'It can be done.'" His first two books, The Amber Room and The Romanov Prophecy, were both national bestsellers. His next novel, The Third Secret, became an instant bestseller, debuting at #13 on The New York Times hardcover list and climbing to #5 on the Times paperback list. His fourth, The Templar Legacy, entered at #4 on The New York Times list and spent 8 weeks in the top 10. It also climbed into the top 10 on the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Booksense bestseller lists.

The Alexandria Link debuted on The New York Times hardcover list at #2. The Venetian Betrayal, became an instant New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. His latest is The Charlemagne Pursuit, which opened in the top 10 on both The New York Times and Publishers Weekly lists. It also was a USA Today bestseller and was selected as one of the 5 Best Thrillers for 2008 by Library Journal. There are nearly 8,000,000 copies of his books in print worldwide.

Praised by Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, critics and book lovers alike, there are few authors who can compare to the talent and skill of Bestselling author Steve Berry.

For additional information about The Write Stuff Reality Show, the judges, contestants or about how you can be involved, contact Herschel Dixon at 1.502.994.7852 or Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com.

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