Brad Meltzer is the multi-talented New York Times bestselling author of thrillers (including The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate and The Escape Artist), non-fiction books (The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President - And Why it Failed), and children’s books (Ordinary People Change the World).
His latest children’s book I am I.M. Pei, is the twenty-fourth hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series. This book features I. M. Pei, the award-winning Chinese American architect whose projects include the John F. Kennedy Library and the pyramid at the Louvre. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.
In addition to his widely acclaimed writing, 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. Using his TV show, Brad Meltzer’s Lost History, he told the story of the missing flag and asked Americans for their help in returning it. Four days later, a former Marine walked into a fire station, said he saw the show, and now wanted to return the flag.
Known for his thorough research, he counts former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush as fans, and both have helped him with his research. He was also recruited by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm different ways that terrorists might attack the US.
Brad was raised in Brooklyn and Miami. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. He currently lives in Florida with his wife and three children.
You can find a signed copy of I am I.M. Pei and a collection of other Brad Metzler signed books below.