First James Frey, Now Dan Brown...Is the Secretive Da Vinci Code Author Really a Plagiarist?

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Celebrity Biographer Lisa Rogak, author of the only book to exhaustively cover Dan Brown’s life, describes why his research techniques – and his surprising past as a singer/songwriter of soft pop ballads – may have gotten him into hot water.

With his disclosure several weeks ago that A Million Little Pieces was more fiction than memoir, James Frey threw a spotlight on the dirty little world of how an author’s creativity can run amuck. Oprah literally threw the book at him, and now his name is mud.

Is Dan Brown next up in the crosshairs?

Interview Lisa Rogak

Lisa is the author of the just-published The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code: An Unauthorized Biography of Dan Brown. She can provide insight and commentary into what makes the reclusive novelist tick.

Is Dan Brown the next internationally-famous author to fall by the wayside due to charges that he played fast and loose with the truth? That’s exactly what the authors behind the trial that began in Britain’s High Court this week hope.

By accusing Brown of breaching the copyright of their 1982 book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh hope to collect not only millions of dollars worth of damages but also to halt the international release of The Da Vinci Code movie in May.

But is Brown really guilty? After all, he has openly cited their book as one of hundreds of sources he used for his fourth novel, and even used an anagram of the authors’ names in complimentary fashion to christen a character in The Da Vinci Code, Leigh Teabing.

Of course, Baigent and Leigh see things very differently. They allege that Brown not only copied their basic themes and ideas but also mimicked the architecture and narrative structure of their non-fiction book.

Want to get Dan Brown’s side of the story? Good luck! Brown has refused all media interviews in the last two years, and the brief statements he’s tossing to the hordes of reporters outside the London courthouse are nothing more but vague sound bites.

Want to talk to someone who can provide insight and real details into how Brown researches and writes his best-selling novels?

Talk to Lisa Rogak.

As the author of the recently published The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code: An Unauthorized Biography of Dan Brown, Lisa is the only person who can use the intimate details of Brown’s life to illuminate the trial and his writing for your audience.

Lisa can discuss:

·     How Dan Brown researches his novels and why he will continue to be prone to lawsuits

·     How he was dubbed "The Next Barry Manilow" in his previous career as singer/songwriter of soft pop ballads (entertain your audience by playing snippets of Dan singing his original songs at )

·     Brown's unusual work habits, which include gravity boots, antique hourglass, and voice recognition software

·     Why Dan's next novel is nowhere in sight

Who is Lisa Rogak?

Lisa Rogak is in high demand throughout the world as The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code has been published in over 25 countries. She is the only media-savvy resource who can provide real details about the private life of Dan Brown. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has been quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and hundreds of national publications.

Available for emergency interview via telephone or satellite uplink from New Hampshire, or in Boston or New York by arrangement pending late-breaking news from the trial out of London.

Media kits and review copies available on request.


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