Author of varied genres to speak in Fort Wayne

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Author Brad Meltzer will speak and sign books at the People of the Book lecture, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne.

The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne will host New York Times No. 1 Bestseller author Brad Meltzer for the People of the Book lecture, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the Rifkin Campus, 5200 Old Mill Road.

The event is free and open to the public and includes a book-signing and dessert.

Meltzer is known for thrillers, children’s books, comics, and as a TV personality. Read Meltzer’s biography and find a list of his works at bradmeltzer.com.

Meltzer is the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestsellers “The Inner Circle,” “The Book of Fate,” and seven other bestselling thrillers. His nonfiction books, “Heroes for My Son” and “Heroes for My Daughter,” were also New York Times bestsellers. He is the host of the History Channel series “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” and the Eisner Award-winning writer of the comic book series “Justice League of America.” He also wrote “History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.” His newest book is “The House of Secrets.”

His books have a total of almost 6 million copies in print, and have been translated into over 25 languages from Hebrew to Bulgarian.

Meltzer has played himself as an extra in “Woody Allen’s Celebrity.”

As a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he earned credit for writing his first book, which became “The Tenth Justice.”

Meltzer 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 in Everett, Wash., said he saw the TV show, and now wanted to return the flag. Meltzer unveiled the flag at the 9/11 Museum in New York, where it is now on display.