New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Berry Joins Paltalk, World's Largest Online Video Chat Community, To Launch LiveWriters.com and Discuss Latest Mystery Novel

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Paltalk Brings Book Tours into 21st Century with Patented Technology Connecting Millions Around the World Live in Video-and Voice-Enabled Chat Rooms

Paltalk, the largest online video chat community with more than four million active members, today announced New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry will discuss his latest mystery novel, The Alexandria Link, live on the service as part of the launch of the Website LiveWriters.com. Currently #4 on the New York Times bestsellers list, The Alexandria Link is Berry's fifth novel to achieve critical acclaim. In his latest mystery thriller, Berry's hero, Cotton Malone, recently retired from the Department of Justice, where he focused on international investigations, to sell rare books in Copenhagen. However, he soon finds out his son has been kidnapped and that the kidnappers want "the Alexandria link," the key to locating the remains of the ancient library of Alexandria -- the one thing Malone can never give them.

Berry will discuss The Alexandria Link with Barbara Peters, owner of the Poisoned Pen bookstore, the leading independent bookstore for mystery fiction in the United States, and Paltalk members from around the world tonight at 9pm EST in a voice-and video-enabled chat room that allows them to see, hear, and text each other in real-time.

Berry's last book, The Templar Legacy, debuted at #4 on The New York Times list and spent 8 weeks in the top 10, also climbing into the top 10 on the USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and Booksense bestsellers lists. Berry's other novels, The Amber Room, The Romanov Prophecy and The Third Secret, were all national bestsellers; with The Third Secret debuting at #13 on The New York Times hardcover bestsellers list, climbing to #5 on the paperback list. Mystery thriller fans and Paltalk users may access the author discussion and participate live by visiting http://www.paltalk.com and clicking on the LiveWriters room under the Special Features tab.

About Steve Berry

Steve Berry is an international bestselling author of mystery thriller novels; having sold the rights to all five of his books, currently in 40 countries and 38 languages. Berry lives on the Georgia coast, practicing law and participating in local politics, currently serving as one of five members of the Camden County Board of Commissioners. Previously, he served on the Camden County Board of Education.

About Paltalk

Founded in 1998, Paltalk (http://www.paltalk.com), the largest online video chat community with more than four million active members participating in live voice-and video-enabled chat rooms that allow them to see, hear, and text each other in real-time, is a privately held company based in New York. Paltalk's patented technology allows members to create their own chat rooms around topics they decide and then videoconference with thousands of simultaneous users in the same chat room.

Chat room hosts are given a full suite of moderation tools that allow them to control the environment, deciding who talks, shows videos, and stays in the room. The Paltalk community takes great care in keeping a safe, "clean and well lit" environment with more than 250 trained volunteer moderators. The Paltalk Messenger is compatible with leading instant messaging (IM) services, allowing users to transfer existing buddy lists, to combine all their contacts and talk to friends who use other IM programs. Paltalk also owns and operates HearMe (http://www.hearme.com), a B2B Web conferencing service. Paltalk was the first company to launch video and voice combined with an online buddy list in one package.

ACCESS

For media interested in participating or listening to the video chat with Steve Berry,

please contact Philip Ramirez at (212) 780-0200 x. 103 to arrange for access or follow

the instructions below:

1. Download and register for a free Paltalk Messenger account at http://www.paltalk.com
2. Before the chat starts, open your Paltalk Messenger.

3. Click on the Rooms tab.

4. Click on the Special Features tab.

5. Click on the LiveWriters chat room.

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