David Baldacci: Keeping the thrill alive

Twenty-nine novels, 110 million copies in print, four novels for children, film and television adaptations.

No question about it, David Baldacci is a best-selling author.

He’s popular enough that all the seats to Wednesday’s author luncheon for the Library Foundation for Sarasota County have sold out.

And while his books are thrillers — his latest, “The Escape,” features combat veteran and Army special agent John Puller — his speaking engagements “are all about having fun,” he said. “People will remember a serious story” if he adds some humor.

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David Baldacci makes a case for young readers

When best-selling author David Baldacci presents “The Finisher” at the Vero Beach Book Center Feb. 12, his fans may receive an unexpected surprise. Read more here.

David Baldacci shares some exclusive news

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Are Conspiracy Theories All Bad?

The United States has a long tradition of conspiracy theories – a reflection of a widespread suspicion of powerful groups secretly undermining democratic society.

Though some are fueled by discrepancies in the official accounts of certain events, many conspiracy theories persist despite strong evidence to the contrary. Why is there such a strong predilection toward these narratives? What role does this kind of skepticism play in society?

Read the discussion here.

Novelist David Baldacci comes to Westchester

David Baldacci still enjoys making author appearances at community libraries, such as the one in Chappaqua, where he’ll be on Friday. Read more here.

One Night Only: David Baldacci, December 2nd, Gaithersburg Book Festival Event

If you haven’t planned any charitable activities yet for this holiday season, you might want to set your GPS for Gaithersburg, Maryland on December 2 and come see bestselling novelist David Baldacci talk about his latest book, The Escape. Read the article here and get details about the event here.

Everybody — including President Obama — was buying books this weekend

More than a dozen authors had something special to be extra thankful for over the Thanksgiving weekend: President Obama bought their books at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington during a shopping trip on Saturday. Read more here.

David Baldacci: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “The Escape” was a library rat growing up: “Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas.” Read the full interview here.

David Baldacci, on the origins of THE ESCAPE

In David Baldacci’s latest novel, special agent John Puller hunts down an escaped prisoner who’s become the most wanted man in America–his own brother. Read more here.

Books: New and Noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.