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James Patterson

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Zoe Gordin

on 21 March 2011

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James Patterson "I think that's the key thing, doing something you love. It's so hard to find meaning today. Be it ever so simple-minded, I really do find meaning in creating these entertainments that divert, distract, and please millions of people for short time." Early Life Born March 22, 1947
Born in Newburgh New York
Son of Isabelle and Charles Patterson
Had 3 younger sisters
Disliked reading in high school
Valedictorian of Christian Brothers School College and Education Went to Manhattan College for Bachelors Degree
Majored in English
Worked at Mclean Hospital for summer job
Found teaching wasn't for him
Met Lowell (poet) at Mclean
Went to Vanderbilt for Masters Degree Beginning of Career success in advertising at J. Walter Advertising Agency
Burger King's "Aren't you hungry for a Burger king now?
Toys R Us "I'm a Toys R Us kid"
wrote books in free time Steps into Writing 1st published work, "The Thomas Berryman Number"
Edgar Award
Inspired by "The Exorcist" and "The Day of the Jackal"
Commercial fiction Epiphany Circle of Life Alex Cross The Tragedy 1981- Jane Blanchard was diagnosed with brain tumor.
Patterson devoted until her death 1984 Advertising 1990- chairman of J. Walter Thomas
1994- world-wide creative director of J. Walter Thomas
Wrote books in spare time Family Life Married to Wife, Susan Patterson
Has a kids, a boy named Jack
A professor and writer
Lives in Palm Beach, Florida Fun Facts 2007-Guest starred on Simpson
Founded Read Kiddo Read
Was Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100
NY Times Record for most hardcover fiction bestselling titles by a single author Along Came a Spider Kiss The Girls Womens Murder Club Michael Bennett Maximum Ride Daniel X Witch and Wizard Writing style Master of Thrills Suspenseful
Genuine characters Awards and Firsts Edgar Award
BCA's Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year
International Thriller of the Year Award
Children's choice book Award for Author of the Year
Guinness Record for most Best sellers
1st author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children’s bestsellers lists
1st author to have two books on NovelTracker’s top-ten list at the same time Single-alone books
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