James Patterson

Best Known For: 

The Alex Cross Series of books

Short bio: 

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, NY, on March 22, 1947, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Manhattan College, along with a Master of Arts in English from Vanderbilt University. Patterson was a Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt, but decided to stop the pursuit of that degree and get a job in advertising.

After he retired from advertising in 1996, he devoted his time to writing. He published his first novel in 1976 called "The Thomas Berryman Number." The novels featuring his character Alex Cross, a forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police and FBI, are his most popular and the top-selling U.S. detective series in the past ten years.

Patterson has written 95 novels since 1976. He has had 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds The New York Times record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author, a total of 76. That also happens to be a Guinness World Record. Patterson novels account for one in 17 of all hardcover novels sold in the United States. In recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined. His books have sold approximately 300 million copies worldwide.

Twitter: 
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Hachette Book Group USA
237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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hi, if you read this which i might add i think you wont because your so awesome. but anyways i go to south west middle school i'm a 6th grader, my teacher started reading this amazing and truly gut trenching commando book. well i bet you now who it was by, she stopped reading the book to us but that didn't stop me from. i would love to say iv read all your series but that be a lie but so far im in love with them your first book i read was maxumum ride and as soon as you described fang i new there was no way i could help loving the character. your books are truly and utterly what get me throe the day because i think about max fighting erasers and fly boys and all this stuff she has to go throe and i now that she can be so strong and smart and clever and brave then i can diffidently get throe quizzes. i want to be like max and wisty they have flair and strength that i can only dream of having so thank you. and listen to me now when i tell you thees three things. one i am your number one fan no matter what. two please make another maxumum ride book even if its only to send it to me which by the way im totally okay with. third fang or fnick which ever you fell like but ether way he is so hot and if he is real you can give him my number and tell him that i said that he should start flying to nc thank you again you are the best if you ever want any help in your next book give me a call to

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okay i just sent a fan mail thing i now but i just wanted to say that please answer my fan mails and that i like your poem from witch and wizard turning that guy into a bug that was amazing on your part and that you for real got your head in the mind of the character course every one who read new the word that rimed but the way you played it of like that maid the story truly humorous.

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if you ever want to make maxumum ride a movie pick me as max please.

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Submitted by Cheyenne (not verified) on

Hello Mr.Patterson this is Cheyenne Durham your #1 fan and i was wondering if you could make more Maximum Ride books i got done reading the 9th book last night and if you do ever make more could you please make them about Fang and Max and with Iggy, Nudge,Gazy,Angel, Total, and Pheonix but, mostly about Fang and Max and there love life like with kissing and them just being alone? But if not could you please make more movies then? Like for the other parts of the first book then the 1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th,8th and 9th, could you please make more movies?Your #1 fan Cheyenne Durham.<3 P.s.please write back

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Submitted by AJames (not verified) on

Have been a fan forever. Read all your books except "kiddie" books. Never Never is worst book I have ever read. What is up? Let us return to Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club. Please. Bless you.

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house of robots book 3 is a cool book.

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