Bio-Brad Meltzer

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Brad Meltzer

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Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer (b. 1970) is an American author of several New York Times best-selling books including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The Zero Game. He released his sixth novel titled The Book of Fate in September 2006. Meltzer is also a comic book writer, penning a six issue story arc for DC Comics' Green Arrow #16 - #21 (October 2002 - April 2003), and the controversial 2004 miniseries Identity Crisis. He took over the writing duties for a 12-issue stint on the new monthly Justice League of America series, which started with issue #0 on July 19th, with issue #1 following one month later. After he is finished with his brief run he will once again return to writing a novel with another possible comeback to comics when he has time.

Meltzer grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then moved to South Florida, where he graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High School in 1988, after which he graduated from the University of Michigan.

In 1993 Meltzer lived in Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts with roommate, fellow comic book writer/artist Judd Winick, working in sales at Games Magazine by day while working on his first novel by night. Afterwards Meltzer attended Columbia Law School, from which he graduated. In addition to his novels, he was the co-creator of the cancelled television series Jack & Bobby, which ran for one season (2004-2005). He married his high school sweetheart, Cori Flam, also an attorney. They recently moved back to South Florida and have one son and one daughter.

Meltzer is also slated to write an arc of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic book for Dark Horse comics.
In September 2006, Meltzer, along with with the CIA, FBI, and various psychologists, met with the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm new ways that terrorists might attack the U.S.

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