5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
- My first novel recieved 24 rejection letters, and still sits on my shelf, published by Kinko's.
- I was recruited by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm different ways that terrorists might attack the US.
- I played myself as an extra in Woody Allen’s Celebrity.
- I can't watch the end of Wall-E without crying.
- In my book The Tenth Justice, the Justices of the Supreme Court are named after characters in Alan Moore’s classic Watchmen.
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Lies, and his newest, The Fifth Assassin.
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 Decoded on the History Channel.
For sure, it’s tough to find anyone being so successful in so many different mediums of the popular culture. But why does Brad thrive in all these different professions? His belief that ordinary people change the world. It is that core belief that runs through every one of his projects.
Look for his new new children's book series, I AM ROSA PARKS, out now. His new thriller will be out in June 2015.