The Miami Guide
The Miami Guide
Nov 6, 2022
Every life makes history. Every life is a story with Brad Meltzer
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The Miami Guide talks with Brad Meltzer,  #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lightning Rod, The Escape Artist, and eleven other bestselling thrillers. Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller.

The Miami Guide has partnered with the Miami Book Fair and we are featuring interviews with well known Florida based authors talking about Florida…

Our guests this month; Craig Pittman, James Clark, and Brad Meltzer, Jim Kushlan, Kirsten Hinds, are just a few of the hundreds of authors from around the world gathering together in downtown Miami for Miami Book Fair 2022, nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages.

Miami Book Fair, runs from Sunday Nov. 13 – through Sunday, Nov. 20, and will once again host top authors, including music, theater, and sports celebrities.

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Interview Notes:

  • Brad talks about what inspired him to become an author
  • He shares what kept him going and being rejected by publishers 
  • We talked about his writing process and the research he does for his stories 
  • Brad shares he hopes will take the lead role if Zig and Nola would be released as a TV show
  • We chat about if it's more fun or more difficult to write stories for children
  • He shares his advice for emerging writers
  • What's next? upcoming books?

Quotes from the interview:
"It only takes one person to change the course of your history. Your job is to find that great person"

Who is Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 thrillers, including The Escape Artist, and nonfiction books such as The Lincoln Conspiracy and the Ordinary People Change the World series. He also hosts the TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel (William Morrow) reunites mortician “Zig” Zigarowski and artist Nola Brown in a murder mystery involving secrets and national security. Archie Mint – a man with a beautiful wife, two kids, and a successful military career – is killed while trying to stop a robbery in his home.

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