Thursday, March 7, 2013

Author Spotlight: James Patterson

Today's post is about one of my favorite authors. His writings are diverse, intense and not always expected.

BIO: James Patterson was born 1947 in Newburgh, NY. Graduated valedictorian of his class in 1965. He claims to be a reluctant reader while he was in high school but majored in English at Manhattan College. He never planned to be a writer, “that seemed to presumptuous of me”. After graduation from college he landed a job as a junior copywriter but quickly advanced in his career becoming a CEO of a major New York advertising firm. All the while he continued to write in his spare time.
A contributor to Publishers Weekly called Patterson "always a generous author (lots of plot and intrigue) if not a stylish one." In 2008, Patterson announced plans to develop his novels into computer games. For more information visit his website

Among my favorites:
Alex Cross Series        
The Beach House
Maximum Ride

Read a review by Ethan W. The Jester

"James Patterson." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography In Context. Web.
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James Patterson Author Biographies. Ezine Articles, Oct. 2009. Web. 7 Mar. 2013.
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