Thriller writer Steve Berry is an inspiration to all aspiring mystery and thriller writers. It took him 12 years and 87 rejections to become an overnight New York Times bestseller success. I interviewed him several times and wrote about his efforts. He linked to my story from his Facebook page. This is the first chapter of several I’m currently working on for an anthology about how famous authors got started. The next will be either Michael Connelly (the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series) or David Morrell (First Blood–Rambo). Both are in the works. I’ve got a list of chapters I’m working on at this moment. Check them out.