House of Secrets – NYT Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer

Bestselling author, TV host, and Renaissance Man
Brad Meltzer talks about his latest thriller The House of Secrets

Brad is back! This time with The House of Secrets, a story that centers around a man who is the host of a TV conspiracy show, his daughter who wakes up with no memory in a hospital, and a book about Benedict Arnold. Is it a book about Brad’s own life?

In this chat, Brad shares how Homeland Security brought him in to create terrorist scenarios, the mystery of why Benedict Arnold wanted his baggage and items back, and why it’s important to consider that maybe Benedict Arnold was actually spying for America when he hooked up with the British.

Plus… why his protagonist is female… AND …an insider secret about how America gets its best secrets! Hint: it involves a dictator and a sick child.

 

Click on the player below to hear the chat with Brad and Pam


About Brad Meltzer:

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies. He is also the author of the nonfiction bestsellers, Heroes For My Son and Heroes For My Daughter, collecting heroes from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Mr. Rogers. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded — one of the co-creators of the TV show, “Jack & Bobby” — and is the #1 selling author of the critically-acclaimed comic books, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. His newest book, The Fifth Assassin, will be published in January 2013.

Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. You can find him regularly on facebook.com/bradmeltzer or at bradmeltzer.com.

For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of former Presidents Clinton and Bush. He was selected by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm different ways that terrorists can attack the US. The Inner Circle is about a young archivist in the National Archives who finds out that George Washington’s secret spy ring still exists to this very day.

His books have spent nearly a year on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a kosher thing or what.

Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s Celebrity and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. He also co-wrote the oath that the President of the United States gives to all AmeriCorps members. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.

Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.

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Don’t forget to check out his inspiring Ordinary People Can Be Heroes collection: Click Here

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