Get to know Brad…
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate and seven other bestselling thrillers. 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 Daughter¾collections of heroes throughout history, from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Thomas Jefferson), 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 more info, visit his website, Twitter, and Facebook.
What food do you not eat enough of?
What store is represented most in your wardrobe?
Homemade shirts from redbubble.
If you were going to spend a year in complete solitude and you could only bring one book, one CD, and one movie, what would they be?
The Tenth Justice, Decoded, and a mirror.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs would you be?
What one thing annoys you most at a restaurant?
All the people running up and constantly asking for my autograph. Author fame is a bear.
What celebrity never seems to fade away?
If you could change one thing about airlines to make your flight more enjoyable, what would it be?
Lose the people.
How would a dictionary define your writing process?
Moments of clarity interrupted by huge hunks of frustration and insecurity.
What irritates you the most in a social situation?
T-shirt cannons shouldn’t be used in my house.
What word describes the outfit you’re wearing right now?
I looked down and saw that I was wearing one of our Amelia Earhart t-shirts. I love me.
If you opened the freezer right now, what would you love to find?
What is a lie your mom told you when you were little?
You have such a full hear of hair.
Do you do anything special to get your creative juices flowing?
Call my friends.
What are your words of wisdom for someone starting out in the field of writing?
DOn’t let anyone tell you No. Never ever ever.
How would you define creativity?
Being able to listen to your soul.
Why were you drawn to a career in writing instead of to a job that might offer more stability and security?
Wait. I’m unstable and insecure?
Who do you consider a literary genius?
What are the biggest challenges you have had in the realm of your art?
Accepting myself for who I am. The biggest battle you’ll ever have is the battle within yourself.
How did you pick your writing genre?
I just tell the story. Genre is a trap.
How do you know when a book is finished?
It never is. I’m just not allowed to revise anymore.