16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character”
October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Steve Berry – Florida Writer of the Year


Steve Berry is the Florida Writer Associations first Florida Writer of the Year honoree. He is the author of 12 Cotton Malone novels and four stand-alone thrillers. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 21,000,000 copies in 51 countries. They consistently appear in the top echelon of The New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller lists. Steve lives in St. Augustine with his wife Elizabeth. Together they created 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, over 3,000 students have attended those workshops.

  • Welcome Dinner – Keynote Address, Friday @ 7:45 PM
  • Interview– Get to Know the Florida Writer of the Year, Saturday @ 9:20 AM

    International bestselling thriller writer Steve Berry is the 2017 Florida Writer of the Year. Get to know this celebrated Florida writer in this one-on-one interview hosted by Conference Faculty Chair Vic DiGenti. Learn how Steve persisted even after 86 rejections and became known as a thriller master who mixes speculative history with non-stop action.


The Six Cs of Story Structure — It’s Not Everything, It’s Absolutely Everything

Steve Berry is adamant that a story must have a structure, and many new writers never learned the basics of what he calls “The Six Cs of Story Structure.” In this two-hour workshop, Steve will walk us through the 3-act structure and discuss the importance of each of the “Cs” in that structure. They are: Characters, Conflict, Crucible, Complications, Crisis and Conclusion. Come and learn from a master.


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