Brad Meltzer

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers, Speaker on Leaving Your Legacy

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, and well as seven other bestsellers. His first non-fiction book, Heroes For My Son – a collection of heroes throughout history, from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Thomas Jefferson – also rose quickly up the New York Times inspirational bestseller list. He is also the host of the hit History Channel series, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded—and is the number one selling author of the critically acclaimed comic books, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is the first author to ever reach the #1 spot on both the New York Times and the Diamond comic book bestseller lists simultaneously.  

Brad Meltzer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. His books have spent over eleven months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages. Meltzer 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. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko's. 

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Inspiration, Keynote, Motivation

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    New York

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    $20,000 - $30,000

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Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, and well as seven other bestsellers. His first non-fiction book, Heroes For My Son – a collection of heroes throughout history, from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Thomas Jefferson – also rose quickly up the New York Times inspirational bestseller list. He is also the host of the hit History Channel series, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded—and is the number one selling author of the critically acclaimed comic books, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is the first author to ever reach the #1 spot on both the New York Times and the Diamond comic book bestseller lists simultaneously.  

Brad Meltzer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. His books have spent over eleven months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages. Meltzer 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. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko's. 

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How To Be A Hero
On the night Brad Meltzer's first son was born, he began collecting heroes for his boy. And for nearly a decade, Meltzer studied these heroes throughout history. From Thomas Jefferson (who had the humility to never publicly take credit for writing the Declaration of Independence) to the Wright Brothers (who brought extra materials to every test flight, anticipating their own failure) to George Washington to Rosa Parks to Mr. Rogers, Meltzer reminds us that their stories are not about fame they're about what we are all capable of on our very best days. See why Meltzer's book on heroes from Jackie Robinson, to Abraham Lincoln, to Eleanor Roosevelt shot up the inspirational bestseller list. Let Meltzer teach you how to find (and be) the real hero in your life.

What Do You Want in Your Obituary?
When the Wall Street Journal told Brad that one of his charitable acts would be in his obituary, it sent Brad on a quest to find out what else might be there. As he delves into his own personal history, you'll go from Brad's family moving from Brooklyn to Miami with only $1,200 to their name, to the 24 rejection letters he got for his first novel, to his climb to the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List and his own television show. But along the way, Brad delves into the obituaries of other famous Americans -- and proves that your life isn't nearly as important as your legacy. Hear the funny, inspiring, and always entertaining adventure, with a truly incredible ending that will inspire all who hear it. 

QualCare Healthcare

“OUTSTANDING presentation was the unanimous result for Brad Meltzer’s presentation on the Guest surveys we received at the completion of our Executive Forum last week. There was not one rating below this – that’s a first in the 6 years I have been working on this event.”

Indiana Youth Institute

"Everything went great! Brad was amazing and he hit it right out of the park. He was the best start to our conference and I am so pleased that we had the opportunity to work with him."
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