This is the third episode of “Talking with Authors” where we’ll be talking to a variety of best selling authors spanning genres — authors like Judy Blume, Janet Napalitano, and so many more.
Today, our author is New York Times best selling writer Brad Meltzer. We spoke with him in January of 2019 as part of a book tour for his then latest work “The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington” on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Brad Meltzer is a writer of many genres…from children’s books and comics, to television and political thrillers. But his book that he’ll discuss at length today, “The First Conspiracy”, is his first foray into non-fiction. Here, he heads back to the time period before the end of the Revolutionary War and through the early days of the United States where George Washington had to set up an entire operation to counter a probable attempt against his life. We'll also hear about other items he uncovered in his research for this book, plus have a wide ranging discussion about his in-person contact with other former US Presidents, his connection to 9/11, and his “I Am…” series of children’s books on this episode of “Talking with Authors” from HEC Media and HEC Books.
Our host this time is Angie Weidinger.
You can see this interview as well at https://hecmedia.org/posts/adventures-in-writing-with-brad-meltzer
HEC Media is a production company out of St. Louis, Missouri, and with the help of independent bookstore Left Bank Books and St. Louis County Library, we are able to sit down with these amazing writers and thought leaders to discuss their work, their inspiration, and what makes them special. You can watch all of these video interviews on hecmedia.org.
Host and Editor of the video version of this program - Angie Weidinger
Supervising Producer - Julie Winkle
Photography - Pete Foggy and Ryan Fitzgerald
Graphics - Gregg Kopp
Production Support - Jayne Ballew & Christina Chastain
HEC Media Executive Director - Dennis Riggs
The Talking with Authors Podcast Executive Producer - Christina Chastain
Podcast Editor - Rod Milam
Podcast Host - Rod Milam
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