"James Patterson The official web site". a b "New York times". jonathan Mahler, "James Patterson Inc." The new York times, january 20, 2010 lea, richard (8 February 2008). "James Patterson stamps out library competition". Retrieved "Library lending figures: which books are most popular?". "James Patterson's Kentucky fried books". Former advertising guru james Patterson, the most loaned author at British libraries last year, employs ghost writers to help pen the thrillers that make him 40m a year.
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Retrieved may 27, 2015. "Isabelle (Morris) Patterson's Obituary on The lexington Minuteman". a b rivera, jeff (november 24, 2010). "so what handwriting do you do, james Patterson, bestselling novelist?". Retrieved October 18, 2014. a b Patterson, james (8 December 2009). "The Unexamined Life Examined In Mrs. Retrieved mahler, jonathan (January 20, 2010). The new York times Magazine. Retrieved may 6, 2012. gaby wood (April 5, 2009).
Middle School: The worst years of my life 2016 Film This children's film centers around lead character Rafe Khatchadorian's middle school years. 48 Instinct 2018 tv this police procedural television series, 49 50 based on Murder Games, premiered on March 18, 2018 on cbs, and focuses on openly gay author, university professor and former cia paramilitary officer. Dylan reinhart ( Alan Cumming ) and New York police detective elizabeth needham ( Bojana novakovic ). 55 References edit a b "Author James Patterson giving 1M to independent bookstores". Retrieved February 20, 2014. first author to sell more than 1 million e-books : On, the hachette book group announced that James Patterson (usa creator of the Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club series of novels, was the first author to exceed one million sales in e-books, essay moving.14. forbess highest-paid authors 2016 (in us dollars), the guardian, "James Patterson The richest Author in the world". "James Patterson honored with 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary community". Archived from the original on november 13, 2014.
One is told from the point of view of Katie wilkinson ( Kathleen Rose perkins a new York city book editor, whose relationship with Matthew ends suddenly. The other looks at Matthew's relationship with his wife, suzanne ( Christina Applegate whose diaries Katie reads. Women's Murder Club 2007 tv based on James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series, this tv series revolved around San Francisco homicide Inspector Lindsay boxer ( Angie harmon ) and her three friends: Assistant District Attorney jill Bernhardt, essay medical Examiner Claire washburn, and reporter Cindy Thomas. James Patterson's Sundays at Tiffany's 2010 tv alyssa milano stars as a successful businesswoman who, as a young girl, would accompany her mother vivian ( Stockard Channing ) to tiffany's in New York every sunday and bring along an imaginary friend, michael. She is set to marry her handsome fiancé ( ivan Sergei until her childhood imaginary friend ( Eric Winter ) reappears to warn her about the path her life. Initially shocked and in disbelief, she slowly realizes he may be her one true love. 47 Alex Cross 2012 Film Based on the book cross, this film was distributed by summit Entertainment and directed by rob Cohen. It stars Tyler Perry in the title role of Alex Cross, and was released on October 19, 2012. Zoo 2015 tv drama series based on the 2012 novel of the same name by james Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.
Along Came a spider 2001 Film After a botched sting operation in which his partner dies, washington,. Homicide detective alex Cross is through playing mind games with criminals—that is, until a methodical predator, gary soneji, kidnaps the young daughter of a united States senator from an elite school and lures Cross into the case. Soneji's not out for ransom, he wants something much bigger—a place in the history books. His every move is planned with the precision of a spider spinning his web. Cross and secret service agent jezzie flannigan are in a race against time to stop him. 46 1st to die 2003 tv based on James Patterson's bestseller, this three-hour thriller is about a homicide inspector—Lindsay boxer ( Tracy pollan ) who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights. But while boxer is trying to solve the biggest case of her career, she is also falling in love with her partner ( Gil Bellows ) and privately waging her own battle with a life-threatening illness. Suzanne's diary for Nicholas 2005 tv based on suzanne's diary for Nicholas this tells two interwoven stories both featuring poet Matthew Harrison ( Johnathon Schaech ).
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What will happen if there are no more books like these?" 34 Patterson essay called the ads an attempt to "stir the pot a little bit." 35 Digital book world called the ads, "refreshing, really. And brave." 36 maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association, told the tampa bay times she was long in the process of writing James Patterson a thank-you letter. 37 In 2017, digital humanities scholars Simon Fuller and James o'sullivan published research showing that Patterson does not do much actual writing when collaborating with other authors. 38 39 o'sullivan writes: "Patterson is all about story. 'author in its widely accepted sense, isnt always the most appropriate term for his role within the writing process." o'sullivan would later go on to conduct the same analysis on The President is Missing, a collaboration between Patterson and Bill Clinton ; here o'sullivan concludes.
43 Personal life edit As of 2018, patterson, his wife susan (sue and their son Jack live in Palm beach, Florida. 44 Bibliography edit main article: James Patterson bibliography filmography edit title year Film / tv extra Information Child of Darkness, Child of Light 1991 tv child of Darkness, Child of Light was adapted from the novel Virgin (republished as Cradle and All ). Kiss the girls 1997 Film Forensic detective/author Alex Cross investigates the disappearance of his niece from her North Carolina campus, and learns seven other women are also missing. 45 Miracle on the 17th Green 1999 tv a 50-year-old adman ( Robert Urich ) loses his job. Rather than facing trying to find a new job, he decides to try to make it on the senior golf tour. This causes him to neglect his wife ( Meredith Baxter who dies, and his family.
Patterson states that his own son, jack, wasn't the best reader in the class. So, in Jack's 8th summer, patterson said that Jack did not need to do chores, just read 1 hour a day. The first summer, he resisted, the second summer, he accepted it, and the third, jack wanted. Patterson wanted to give that opportunity to every child, so he started the readKiddoread website, for parents who just can't seem to find any good books for their child. Patterson has also set up the james Patterson teacher Education Scholarship in the schools of education at Appalachian State University, 24 Michigan State University, 25 Florida Atlantic University, 26 and the University of Florida.
27 Patterson also runs the college book bucks scholarship program. Reception edit patterson has been criticized for co-authoring many of his books 28 and for being more of a brand that focuses on making money than an artist who focuses on his craft. 29 In an interview for usa weekend, stephen King referred to patterson as "a terrible writer but he's very successful." 30 King also implied, while being asked on The late Show with Stephen Colbert about how many hours it takes him to write a book. 31 Patterson said of King in a wall Street journal interview, "He's taken shots at me for years. It's fine, but my approach is to do the opposite with him—to heap praise." 32 Legal thriller writer Lisa Scottoline said in a review of Patterson's Kill Alex Cross, "They used to say that 50 million Elvis Presley fans couldn't be wrong, and James Patterson. He has sold more than 230 million books, and his fans aren't wrong, either." 33 In 2013 Patterson took out ads titled Who will save our books? Our Libraries?" in Publishers weekly and The new York times book review, which employed the text, "If there are no bookstores, no libraries, no serious publishers with passionate, dedicated, idealistic editors, what will happen to our literature? Who will discover and mentor new writers? Who will publish our important books?
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19 Patterson said the novel, The President Is Missing, will provide a level of detail that only a former. 20 Patterson has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories. Of his process, he has stated that he is simply more proficient at dreaming up plots than crafting sentence after sentence. 21 In September 2009, patterson signed a deal to write or co-write 11 books for adults and 6 for young adults by short the end of 2012. Forbes reported the deal was buy worth at least 150 million, but according to patterson the estimate was inaccurate. 22 Patterson founded the james Patterson PageTurner Awards in 2005 to donate over 100,000 that year to people, companies, schools, and other institutions that find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading. 23 The pageTurner Awards were put on hold in 2008 to focus on Patterson's new initiative, m, which helps parents, teachers, and librarians find the best books for their children. The social networking site for readKiddoread is hosted by ning.
14 His books have sold approximately 305 million copies worldwide. 1 In 2008, he replaced Jacqueline wilson as the most borrowed author in Britain's libraries. 15 he retained this position at least until 2013. 16 In 2018, he worked with Stephen david Entertainment on the true crime television series James Patterson's Murder Is Forever. Patterson's awards include the Edgar Award, the bca mystery guild's Thriller short of the year, the International Thriller of the year award, 13 and the Children's Choice book award for Author of the year. He is the first author to have. 1 new titles simultaneously on The new York times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on novelTracker's top-ten list at the same time. Citation needed he appeared on the fox tv show The simpsons (in the episode " yokel Chords and in various episodes of Castle as himself. Patterson works with a variety of co-authors, 17 such as Candice fox, maxine paetro, andrew Gross, mark sullivan, ashwin Sanghi, michael Ledwidge, and Peter de jonge., it was announced that Patterson would also co-author a crime fiction book with former.
of the washington. Metropolitan Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation, who now works as a private psychologist and government consultant, are his most popular and the top-selling. Detective series in the past ten years. Patterson has written 147 novels since 1976. 12 he has had 114 New York times bestselling novels, 13 and holds The new York times record for most 1 New York times bestsellers by a single author, a total of 67, which is also a guinness World Record. His novels account for one in 17, roughly 6, 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.
A generous supporter of universities, teachers colleges, independent bookstores, school libraries, and college students, patterson has donated millions of dollars in grants and scholarships with the purpose of encouraging Americans of all ages to read more books." 5, contents, early life edit, patterson was born. Newburgh, new York, the son of Isabelle (Morris beauty a homemaker and teacher, and Charles Patterson, an insurance broker. 6 7, he graduated summa cum laude with a,. In English from, manhattan College and summa cum laude with. In English from Vanderbilt University. 8 Patterson was. Candidate at Vanderbilt 9 but acquired a job in advertising. He was an advertising executive. 8 After he retired from advertising in 1996, 10 he devoted his time to writing.
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For other people named James Patterson, resume see. James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the. Alex Cross, michael Bennett, women's Murder Club, maximum Ride, daniel x, nypd red, witch and wizard, and, private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies 1 and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. 2, in 2016, patterson topped, forbes 's list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of 95 million. His total income over a decade is estimated at 700 million. 4, in november 2015, patterson received the literarian Award from the. National book foundation, which cited him as a "passionate campaigner to make books and reading a national priority.