James Patterson consistently ranks among the bestselling authors of modern history, and it’s clear to see why. His style of storytelling has found plenty of praise in his thriller works, yet he is just as adept at weaving science fiction, mystery, and young adult themes into many of his novels.
This level of versatility means that Patterson enjoys a huge fan following from countless walks of life. The books he releases promise to take readers on all kinds of escapes and adventures – from tense globetrotting mysteries hunting conniving villains with secret agendas, through to the dystopian fantasy of missing teens and overreaching governments found in Witch & Wizard.
While many of Patterson’s books are independent stories in their own right, he has also created some of the most compelling novel series ever committed to print. One of the most famous of these is the Alex Cross series, which focuses on a Washington D.C. detective and psychologist as he combats crimes against terrifying odds. Read More
Patterson came from humble beginnings, the child of working-class parents in the state of New York in the 1940s. Through his own career, he came to realise the value of books and education – and has spent many years and much of the wealth his talents have brought him donating to schools, universities, bookstores, and ways to get more people reading.
Like many popular authors, Steel is not known for making ostentatious public appearances – making interviews and dialogues with her in the public eye a rare treat for her fans. She’s a traditionalist in many ways – she still writes all of her novels by typewriter, and they’re still adored by thousands of fans worldwide.
Nowadays, Patterson is a writer who enjoys thousands, if not millions of fans around the world. He’s also a keen collaborator, having co-authored works with writers such as Mark Sullivan, Candice Fox, and even the former United States President, Bill Clinton.
“Better readers are better thinkers.”
― James Patterson