DFWCon 2024


Speaker applications for the 2024 conference are now open. Application deadline is July 1. All applicants will be notified by the end of July. You may apply here.

DFWCon is always looking for the best and the brightest to teach the craft and business of writing to our attendees. We’re proud to offer our speakers complimentary entry to the event, a $50 speaker fee per class, as well as networking, promotion, and book sale opportunities.

Please note that your submission does not guarantee a spot as a conference presenter, and you may not hear from us until our volunteer committee has processed every application.

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including his latest, The Atlas Maneuver. Steve has also co-written two novels with Grant Blackwood, Red Star Falling, and The 9th Man, both Luke Daniels Adventures, and four novellas with M. J. Rose: The End of Forever, The House of Long Ago, The Lake of Learning, and The Museum of Mysteries, all Cassiopeia Vitt tales. 

History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. 

He has been chosen both the Florida and Georgia Writer of the Year. He’s also an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board. In 2010, a NPR survey named The Templar Legacy one of the top 100 thrillers ever written.

Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a group of nearly 6,000 thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president.