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Official Tour Dates For Brad Meltzer’s The First Conspiracy Announced

Brad Meltzer has announced the First Conspiracy tour dates. The dates are as follows:

New York
Tuesday, January 8 – 7:00 PM
With Josh Mensch
Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th St
New York, NY 10003

Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 9 – 7:00PM
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Washington, DC
Thursday, January 10 – 12:00 PM
The National Archives
700 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20408

McLean, VA
Thursday, January 10 – 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
7851 L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

Atlanta, GA
Friday, January 11 – 7:00 PM
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Boca Raton, FL
Saturday, January 12 – 2:00 PM
Barnes & Nobles at University Commons Shopping Ctr
1400 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-6486

Miami, FL
Saturday, January 12 – 7:00 PM
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Vero Beach, FL
Sunday, January 13 – 3:00 PM
Vero Beach Book Center
392 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Dallas, TX
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:30 PM
The Dallas Art Museum
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Denver, CO
Wednesday, January 16 – 7:00 PM
Tattered Cover
2526 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Kansas City, MO
Thursday, January 17 – 7:00 PM
Rainy Day Books with The Truman Library Institute
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W 47th St
Kansas City, MO 64112

St. Louis, MO
Friday, January 18 – 7:00 PM
St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Chicago, IL
Saturday, January 19 – 1:00 PM
This is a ticketed event – kids under 13 are free
Tickets here: https://bradmeltzerandersons.brownpapertickets.com
Anderson’s Books at the Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Lane
Naperville, IL

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Signing only
Sunday, January 20 – 1:00 PM
Costco
1890 S University Dr
Davie, FL 33324

If you want a signed book, call Books & Books at 305-442-4408. If you call before the event, Brad can personalize it and they’ll ship it to you. For those who attend any event you can bring whatever you want for Brad to sign: thrillers, comics, kids books, etc.

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Read The First Chapter of Brad Meltzer’s The First Conspiracy

Here it is: #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer’s very first non-fiction book: telling the true and untold story about the men who plotted to go after George Washington. Get ready for The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot Against George Washington and the Birth of American Counterintelligence.

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself.

This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington―and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War.

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.

The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch will be released January 8, 2019 and you can read the first chapter HERE.

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PBS Kids Announces New Series Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum Based On Brad Meltzer’s Books

Today, PBS Kids announced the new animated series Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum, based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos. This new multiplatform series, produced by 9 Story Media Group’s award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, will debut nationwide in fall 2019 on PBS stations, the PBS Kids 24/7 channel and PBS Kids digital platforms. Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum will introduce kids ages 4-7 to inspiring historical figures – from Rosa Parks to Leonardo da Vinci – who will help them learn important social-emotional concepts.

The series follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina and their friend Brad. In each episode, they face a problem and turn to the Secret Museum, a hidden room under an ordinary museum, to help them solve it. The museum allows Xavier, Yadina and Brad to travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures when they were kids. They witness pivotal moments that shaped each of these iconic people and learn social-emotional lessons – such as being resilient in the face of adversity and making and accomplishing goals. Each episode is designed to help viewers make the connection between the attributes that made each historical figure a hero, and those same attributes within themselves, while approaching history in an engaging, age-appropriate manner.

“For me, Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum isn’t just a show – it’s my dream for my daughter and my sons,” said author Brad Meltzer. “My dream is for all of us to witness how the most ordinary person can become truly extraordinary through their actions. I want to show kids that there is potential in each of us. Every hero in the show was once a kid – smart, curious and full of adventure – just like them. They too can be heroes.”

Along with the television series, Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum will offer digital content for kids, parents and teachers, debuting in fall 2019. Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum games will be available at pbskids.org and on the free PBS Kids Games App, along with clips and full episodes streaming across PBS Kids’ video platforms, including the free PBS Kids Video App. A Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum app will also launch after the series’ debut. Parent resources, including tips and hands-on activities to extend the learning at home, will be available on the PBS Kids for Parents site, and PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, teaching tips and printable activities.

Each episode of Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum will include two animated 11-minute stories with accompanying interstitial content. The series is currently in production of 37 half-hour episodes and a one-hour special.

Produced at Brown Bag Films’ Toronto studio, executive producers on the series are Vince Commisso, Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos, Fonda Snyder and Rob Weisbach. The series is directed by Cory Bobiak (Peg + Cat), with Meghan Read (Dot,Dino Dan) in the role of executive story editor. The look of the show is based on Christopher Eliopoulos’ illustrations featured in the Ordinary People Change the World series. 

9 Story Distribution International has worldwide distribution rights outside Canada while 9 Story Brands is managing global licensing and merchandising rights.

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Brad Meltzer’s Official Book Tour Dates Announced For For ‘I Am Neil Armstrong’

Brad Meltzer will be touring in September to promote his new book, I Am Neil Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.

Neil Armstrong is the first person to ever walk on the moon. But before he took those famous steps, he was a boy who loved airplanes. He learned how to fly, and when the space race began, he became a new kind of pilot: an astronaut. Now he could fly all the way to outer space. With bravery and patience, Neil and his team worked hard and, after many small steps, they took a giant leap together. They landed their lunar module on the moon.

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.

As always, if you want a signed book, please call Books & Books at 305-442-4408. If you call before the event, Brad can personalize it and they’ll ship it to you. For those who attend any event, as always, you can bring whatever you want for Brad to sign: thrillers, comics, kids books, etc. Or bring a friend. Brad signs friends too.

Connecticut

Wednesday, September 12 – 6:30 PM
With artist Chris Eliopoulos
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT 06443

Texas


Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 PM
Books-A-Million
5000 Katy Mills Cir #221
Katy, TX 77494

Louisville, KY


Friday, September 14 – 6:30 PM
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
106 W Brandeis Ave
Louisville, KY 40292 

Coral Gables, FL

Saturday, September 15 – 11:00 AM
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 

Tampa, FL

Saturday, September 15 – 6:00 PM
Inkwood Books
1809 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602 

Tallahassee, FL

Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 PM
Challenger Learning Center
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot Against George Washington By Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch 

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself.

This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington―and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War.

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.

Co-written with Josh Mensch, the book marks Brad Meltzer’s nonfiction debut.

Brad Meltzer spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the book and you can read the interview HERE.

The 320 page book will be released on January 8, 2019 and can be ordered HERE.

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Let’s Help Author Brad Meltzer Get This Amelia Earhart LEGO Set Made!

The LEGO Ideas platform has made wonderful LEGO sets from franchises such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, WALL-E and The Bing Bang Theory come to life. The site accepts submissions from fans, and if a concept projects get enough supporters—10,000 to be exact—it moves onto a review from LEGO. Set designers and marketing representatives from LEGO evaluate the idea, and after that, the project could become a set on shelves. Author Brad Meltzer’s “I Am Amelia Earhart” set hopes to earn that honor.

Amelia Earhart was a girl who loved adventure, and never let anybody stop her from trying new things. Even things that girls had never done before—like flying all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually she broke flying records and proved to the world that women can soar just as high as men.

Based on the bestselling book series by Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos, this set consists of the bright yellow biplane that Amelia Earhart bought for herself. She named it Canary (which is a cool name for a plane, right?).

Plus, you get an Amelia Earhart minifigure!

This set has a wonderful educational value, but it’s also downright fun. Fly! Zoom! And of course, soar! The presented set consists of 186 parts. The true goal is to then give fans the rest of the heroes in the book series: I am Abraham Lincoln, I am Rosa Parks, I am Albert Einstein, and so many more…

Like the book says: I am Amelia Earhart. I know no bounds. And I hope you’ll remember that the greatest flight you’ll ever take is the one no one has tried before.

This project is a collaboration between Ellen Kooijman (Alatariel) and Brad Meltzer.

Please support the project HERE if you’d like to see it as a real product and let’s shoot for 10,000+ supporters! Help give your kids real heroes!

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Author Brad Meltzer Discusses The Secret 9/11 Note

For more than two decades, thriller-writer and TV host Brad Meltzer has revealed some of history’s biggest secrets. The bestselling author joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book, “The Escape Artist,” which is his 12th novel. 

Watch the video below and read more from The Washington Post HERE.

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Brad Meltzer Announces The Escape Artist Book Tour Dates

Brad Meltzer has announced The Escape Artist book tour dates. The book will be released on March 6, 2018 and the synopsis is as follows:

Who is Nola Brown?

Nola is a mystery

Nola is trouble.

And Nola is supposed to be dead.

Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she’s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim “Zig” Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig’s daughter and someone who once saved his daughter’s life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he’s determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola’s past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes.

Nola is the US Army’s artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war’s aftermath and sharing observations about today’s wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet.

Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army’s most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

Regarding the book tour, there will be surprises, secret decoding, and one place is even bringing in a magician. Please note, a few of these are ticketed events. You can bring whatever you want for Brad to sign: thrillers, comics, kids books, etc. Or bring a friend. Brad signs friends too.

Here are the dates and locations:

NEW YORK


Monday, March 6 – 7pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

MARYLAND

Wednesday, March 7 – 7:00 p.m.
Carroll Country Public Library & A Likely Story Event
Carroll Community College, Scott Center Theater
1601 Washington Rd Westminster, MD 21157
This is a ticketed event. Order tickets HERE.

VIRGINIA


Thursday, March 8 – 7:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Tyson’s Corner
7851 L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

OHIO

Friday, March 9 – 7:00 p.m.
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Snow Branch
2121 Snow Road
Parma, OH 44134
This is a ticketed event. Order tickets HERE.

FORT LAUDERDALE


Saturday, March 10 – 2pm
NSU Nova Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314

MIAMI


Saturday, March 10 – 7:00pm
Books & Books Carol Gables
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

VERO BEACH


Sunday, March 11 – 3:00pm
Vero Beach Book Center
392 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960

OKLAHOMA

Monday, March 12 – 7:00pm
The Liddy Doenges Theatre at Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK 74103
This is a ticketed event. Order tickets HERE.

KANSAS


Tuesday, March 13 – 6:00pm
Watermark Books Abode Venue
1330 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67214
This is a ticketed event. Order tickets HERE.

CALIFORNIA

Wednesday, March 14 – 7:00PM
Mission Viejo Library Norman P Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
This is a ticketed event. Order tickets HERE.

ARIZONA


Thursday, March 15 – 7:00PM
Poisoned Pen Book Store
4014 North Goldwater Boulevard #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

COLORADO

Friday, March 16 – 6:30p
Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch
9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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I Am Neil Armstrong By Brad Meltzer

My 8 year old daughter, Elli adores the Ordinary People Change the World book series by Brad Meltzer. His upcoming book is about the beloved astronaut Neil Armstrong whose journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling collection of biographies about heroes.

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. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume tells the story of Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

The 40 page hardcover book will be released on September 11, 2018 and you can order it HERE. Age range 5-8 years.

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