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Hi there I'm Rick Leventhal mrs.
Preserving history gives future generations -- direct link to our past so we're talking to bestselling author Steve Berry about what he's doing.
To help preserve that linked to its foundation history matters thanks for joining us he would be history obviously does matter and too often people.
Don't realize or pay enough attention -- that tell us about this foundation that you have been why.
My wife Elizabeth and I created it for years ago and it's designed to help communities raise money for -- preservation.
We do -- mainly through writers' workshops we going to teach writing for about four hours to a workshop.
And people buy their way in with a contribution and all that money goes to the project we don't charge to come expenses or -- thing and with talk over 2000 students in race about 600000 dollars for various historic project would inspired you to create in the first place.
There's no money for start -- it's all gone -- in the is nothing out there anymore we've been seeing we go from town to town and we see stuff deteriorating.
So this is our way to give back and you live in the oldest city in America I did other than that and Augustine Florida.
It's early in a place in history is all around us how does history matters help authors and libraries around the country -- -- mainly what we just talked about -- teach writing so I'm teaching a lot of people who have that little voice in the head wanna -- And we helped them.
Get through that and we helped them learn the craft of writing it's a very intense four -- course.
Libraries are very special we do a lot of that we raise a lot of money for libraries we've done several history matters and that's particularly with a rare book rooms -- of libraries -- -- -- very successful writer.
And you have.
A book that rely very heavily on.
History the -- deception tells about the -- it's really interest in modern day thriller that deals with the what's called the -- boy legend it's very very interstate.
-- yes supposedly at the age of thirteen young Elizabeth the first guy.
And was replaced by -- young boy and the young boy grew up to be the king of England ruled for 45 years and that's a true legend that's over in England and I wrote a modern day thriller around.
You're saying that this boy posed as a woman he poses a -- for 45 years and has a lot of very strange things about Elizabeth very odd things that.
Give some credence to this theory and it's all in the novel there it's very interest -- -- clearly history has inspired you.
And his forms the basis for these look but that you have to get creative with that -- I have to take something from the past something will also think forgotten.
Something you may not a lot about -- want to know more about and I have to make it relevant today.
And in this case is very relevant today because -- being a fake -- actually explode NORTHERN IRELAND today are you ever worried that people wolf.
-- read your books and think that this is the the true story we get that a lot I have a writer's -- in the back that tells you what's true what's false so it's all there to help you with.
But I keep the books about 90% accurate so I stayed pretty much to history I just to put up a little it was pretty impressive is the language itself.
How you were writing in I assume the way that they use to speak it yeah I wanted to -- -- -- of -- several sections they're from the -- period I want to make sure that I get that flavor in this our rental lot of tutor.
From writing from that time to get the voice.
And what can people look forward to next you have -- another book in the work I do next couple long book be -- next -- called the Lincoln yes.
The deal something with Abraham Lincoln -- I doubt very few people know about.
-- thanks for for coming in Steve against these latest book is called the king deception -- you can find out more go to Steve Berry dot org.
That's it for -- extra -- Leventhal thanks for watching.
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