Brad Meltzer

Stories aren’t the beauty of what did happen. They’re the beauty of what could happen.

New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded

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Brad Meltzer | New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded

What will inspire and dazzle audiences is Brad Meltzer’s personal story: from the loss of his father’s job to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list, it’s filled with perseverance, focus, and the commitment to one’s dream. Meltzer helps you find the hero in your life, and gain the power of never letting anyone tell you ‘No.’ 

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner CircleThe Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Meltzer is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter—collections of heroes throughout history, from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Thomas Jefferson), children’s books (I Am Amelia Earhart, I Am Abraham Lincoln, and I Am Rosa Parks) and even comic books (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.


Meltzer is also the host of the History Channel series, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded.


Thanks to his nonfiction hit, Heroes For My Son, the story Melzter tells onstage is filled with the inspirational tales of the Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Mr. Rogers and more. It is a story that has been told to corporate leaders, industry heads, U.S. Senators, Supreme Court Justices, and even recurring invitations from a former U.S. President. Meltzer is always entertaining, but in this book he wrote for his son, he is simply one of the most inspiring speakers you'll hear.

Meltzer has appeared on NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Court TV, and top TV shows including The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Fox & Friends, Cavuto on Business, Lou Dobbs Tonight and dozens more. He’s been featured everywhere including Vanity Fair, USA Today, People Magazine, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, Washington Post, and nearly every major newspaper in America.   


“I am constantly looking for the best and the brightest celebrities, best-selling authors and motivational speakers to engage, entertain, and educate our audience. Brad Meltzer delivered an outstanding presentation. Brad’s message on success and leadership really inspired students because he is an excellent storyteller. He emanates authenticity and speaks from the heart. He is one of the most humble, easygoing people I have had the pleasure to work with.”

The National Society of Leadership and Success

“Drawing on the conference themes of innovation, collaboration, and education, Mr. Meltzer inspired more than 2,000 attendees to contemplate their legacies. His thought-provoking and humorous presentation elicited a positive emotional response from the audience, resonating personally with each attendee. His performance was, in a word, outstanding.”


“The New York Times best-selling author held an audience of over six hundred captive during the General Membership Luncheon held in connection with the Dade County Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Conference. Meltzer was funny, inspiring, and extraordinarily entertaining as he opened up about his life and shared intimate details of people who have influenced him. He shared his belief that regular people have the ability to effect change in the world, and went on to challenge the audience to make an impact on their family, friends, community and yes, even strangers.”

Dade County Bar Association

“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.”

QualCare Healthcare

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What Do You Stand For?

When the Wall Street Journal told Brad Meltzer that one of his charitable acts would be in his obituary, it sent Brad on a quest to find out what else his legacy might be. Hear the funny, inspiring, and always entertaining story that will never let you look at your life the same way again. 

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 the real hero in your life. And the power of never letting anyone tell you ‘No.’

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You ‘No’

Brad’s family moved from Brooklyn to Miami with only $1,200 to their name. A decade later, he got 24 rejection letters for his first novel. A year after that, he started his climb to the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List and his own television show. The adventure between is a classic tale with a truly incredible ending.