Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. His nonfiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were also New York Times bestsellers. He is the host of the acclaimed History Channel series Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and the Eisner Award-winning writer of the comic book series Justice League of America. His newest book is History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time. His new children’s books, including I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln, come out in January 2014.
His books have a total of almost six million copies in print, have spent over nine months on bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages from Hebrew to Bulgarian.
Meltzer has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s Celebrity. As a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he earned credit for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. He’s been featured on The Today Show and in major publications including Time, USA Today, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and dozens of newspapers across the country.
His nonfiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, examine global heroes from Gandhi to Rosa Parks to Lucille Ball and the qualities they shared that allowed them to shape the modern world. While cataloging the lives of so many impactful individuals, Meltzer grew to understand three truths to successful leadership: communicate and collaborate with your team; admit and overcome your limitations; and represent your organization, don’t have it represent you. Meltzer expounds on these insights in an article for Spirit Magazine and has shared his philosophies with corporations nationwide.
Brag Like Jefferson: Humility & the Path to Successful Leadership
Who Is Your Hero?
What Do You Want in Your Obituary?
Don’t Let Anyone Tell You ‘No’
The Law & Daydreaming: How Lawyers Can Turn into Overnight Novelists