This year marks the 20th anniversary of Brad Meltzer’s first book The Tenth Justice, and what better way to celebrate that anniversary than with the release of a book that I think is Brad’s finest offering to date, The Escape Artist. When I began this podcast i 2014, I made a list of authors that I wanted to one day have as guests and Brad’s name was at the top of that list. In this episode we talk about Brad’s history as a writer, the big break that changed his life, writing for DC Comics and assembling his own version of The Justice League, writing thrillers, conspiracies, Bohemian Grove, his two History Channel television series, weaving real history into his books, and much more.
“Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you’ve never tried Meltzer, this is the one.”–Harlan Coben
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The President’s Shadow. His newest book is The House of Secrets.
In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even comic books (Justice League of America), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.
He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.
Brad is also responsible for helping find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero, making national news on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
To learn more, visit BradMeltzer.com, or connect with Brad on social media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BradMeltzer / Instagram: www.instagram.com/bradmeltzer
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