October MeetingPresenter: Andrew Kaplan,
Andrew Kaplan is the author of two bestselling spy thriller book series: “Scorpion” and “Homeland,” including the international bestselling phenomenon, “Homeland: Carrie’s Run,” a tie-in prequel novel to the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning “Homeland” television series. His last Homeland novel, “Homeland: Saul’s Game,” won the 2015 Scribe Best Novel of the Year award. A former journalist, war correspondent and consultant, he covered events around the world and served in both the U.S. Army and the Israeli Army during the Six Day War. His books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 22 languages. In addition to his Homeland and Scorpion novels, each of which has been Number 1 on the Amazon Mystery and Thriller bestseller lists (at one time, 3 of the top 10 Amazon mystery/thrillers were Scorpion books), his standalone novels include the NY Times bestseller and Main Selection of the Book of the Month Club, “Dragonfire,” which Kirkus Reviews called “Electrifying! Andrew Kaplan at his dazzling best!” “Hour of the Assassins,” (“Possibly the best action adventure book ever written!”) and “War of the Raven,” which Publishers Weekly hailed as “a smashing, sexy and unforgettable read,” and which was cited by the American Library Association as one of the “100 Best Books ever written about World War Two.” Of his Scorpion series, Suspense Magazine declared: “It matches the best work of the late Robert Ludlum and then surpasses it.” In addition to “Homeland,” his television and screenwriting career includes the James Bond classic, “Goldeneye”. A fact not widely known is that shortly before Robert Ludlum died, Ludlum and his agent Henry Morrison reached out to Andrew to take over the Bourne series and to initiate the Covert One series. He turned them down.
Topic: A Year as a Writer in the French Riviera