Louis Berry was born in Hattiesburg, MS to a football coach father and homemaker mother. At the age of six Louis moved with his family to Panama City, FL where he spent the rest of his adolescence and graduated High School in 1983. In college Louis lettered four years on the varsity football team and earned several honors for his play, including being named to the Associated Press All-American (Honorable Mention) Team three times. After college Louis earned his Certified Public Accountant license and worked as a CPA learning the ins-and-outs of several industries. The precise nature of his profession fueled Louis' desire to pursue a dream he'd held since childhood, being a writer. Environmental forces that prevented him from pursuing his natural ability gave way to the spiritually creative man he was when he penned his first novel, Erstwhile. It examines the darker, and often unanswered, side of human nature when applied to love, both emotional and physical. Lifting himself from the shadows that naturally hung over his psyche from that experience Louis found inspiration in his relationship with his wife to create his second novel; There's Something in a Name. It is his love letter to the woman who means so much to him it took two characters to embody her essence. Louis is currently working on his third novel, inspired by the unmitigated corporate greed that threatens not only our way of life, but possibly the existence we've come to enjoy.
Louis currently lives in Orlando, FL with his wife and daughter.
Some people Louis shares a birthday with are: Ernest Hemingway, Robin Williams, Don Knotts, Yusef Mohammed (Cat Stevens), Brandi Chastain, Rory Culkin, Ahmet Ertugen (discovered Led Zepplin), Edward Herrmann, Norman Jewison, Gene Littler, Jon Lovitz, Paul Julius Reuter, Isaac Stern, Mollie Sugdon, Garry Trudeau, and Janet Reno; among many others.
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There's Something in a Name
by Louis Berry
Owen Taylor has resigned himself to live out his life in Key West partying with a group of malcontented characters he thinks are friends. A sunken sixteenth century Spanish Galleon provides the means for him to carry out his extravagant lifestyle. He's the only one who knows its location, but with each trip that secret is jeopardized.
by Louis Berry
Richard and Susan Styles move to a secluded beach town in Florida filled with hope that they'll be able to eliminate the distractions inherent in hectic city life, and focus on the love they share unconditionally. Branded as outsiders by the locals they become even more isolated. A rift divides the two and each examine their pasts hoping to clear the way for a bright future.
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