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Update ** October 2012

Book Signing!

I am giving a presentation on writing historical fiction at the South Plainfield Library in South Plainfield, New Jersey on Sunday, November 25th at 2pm.
Following the presentation, I will be autographing copies of my latest book Texas Freedom: Last Stand at the Alamo. Admission is free!
Come on down and visit!

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Update ** May 2012

Terrific Praise for
Texas Freedom: Last Stand at the Alamo

"Thomas Berry evinces a true love of history and a respect for accuracy that is quite rare. He exhibits a great ability to tell a good story. This book is highly recommended..."
- AllBooks Review, May 2012

Click here for the full review

Update ** March 2012

My latest novel, Texas Freedom: Last Stand at the Alamo, has been published! You can pick up a copy at the link above! I am very excited about this novel and I hope you will enjoy reading it!

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Update ** Aug 2011

Glowing Praise for
Lewis and Clark: Murder on the Natchez Trace

"a crackerjack novel...well-researched and very entertainingly told saga leading readers right through the War of 1812 and finally springing on them an old-fashioned fantastic ending. Berry's skill at interweaving several parallel plots is at times dazzling...Highly Recommended!"
- Historical Novel Society, Aug 2011

Click here for the full review

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Update ** Nov 2010

Glowing Praise for
Lewis and Clark: Murder on the Natchez Trace

"a skillfully interwoven saga of twin stories of discovery...Thomas Berry has shown a great respect for and understanding of history as he takes us through his tale of what may have been, which includes an engrossing description of the Battle of New Orleans; the culmination of America's second war for independence. This book is quite highly recommended..."
- AllBooks Review, Nov 2010

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Update ** Oct 2010!

L&C novel accepted into Thomas Jefferson Library!
Lewis and Clark: Murder on the Natchez Trace was accepted to be part of the Lewis and Clark collection in the Thomas Jefferson Library located at his estate at Monticello, Virginia! I am very honored to be included in such a historical and respected institution.

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Update ** June 2010

My latest novel Lewis and Clark: Murder on the Natchez Trace has been published! Please click on the cover here to purchase your copy today!

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I invite you to take a look with me into history - for the past is the window into the future. I have written for both adults and young adults and enjoy storytelling for enjoyment and as a learning tool.

Lewis and Clark: Murder on the Natchez Trace is a suspense thriller that takes place in the early 19th century, framed around the War of 1812 and the famed expedition of 1804-06. It is a deep passion for this type of storytelling that has kept me researching and writing through the long, late night hours!


Texas Freedom: Last Stand at the Alamo is a saga that explores the Texas Revolutionn in the early 1830's, culminating with the Battle of the Alamo in March 1836 and the Battle of San Jacinto two months later. However, the men and women who filled these pages are more than footnotes in history...their lives, loves, and strength of character define them in very unique ways. I was fortunate enough to take a trip to visit the Alamo over the March 6, 2011 weekend which marked the 175th anniversary of the famous battle. I have heavily researched every detail of these events, cutting through the myths and legends so often associated with the Alamo. What you read on these pages and the characters who shaped them, are real and accurate. The lone exceptions are those created for the Step into History Contest 2011.

The reader, whether he or she realizes it, is learning - about different places, cultures, and history. The best books I grew up with were those that got me to think outside my own comfort zone. All of the places and bygone eras that are visited by my characters have been extensively researched and carefully portrayed. Those places that no one has visited and returned to tell the tale - well, I enjoyed taking some creative license!

Please review my completed manuscripts using the links above, and take a look at the synopsis's and excerpts provided. You can learn more about me and my journey into writing. I am looking for publication and hope you come back soon!

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