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James Patterson

Nationality: American
Profession: Author and Philanthropist
From: March 22, 1947 To , -
-1947 Years

AboutJames Patterson

James Patterson was born on 22nd March, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. He is an American author and philanthropist. His father Charles Patterson was an insurance broker and his mother Isabelle (Morris) was a homemaker and teacher. In 1997 Patterson married to Sue Solie and the couple has a son, Jack.

He completed his B.A. in English from Manhattan College and done M.A. in English from Vanderbilt University. He left Vanderbilt University after one year and in year 1971 he took a job in advertising at ad agency J. Walter Thompson.

When he was working at J. Walter Thompson he also wrote fiction in his spare time. In 1976 his first book “The Thomas Berryman Number” was published. This book gave him a lot of success; it also won an “Edgar Award”, a top prize for mystery writers.

In 1996 he retired from advertising and focus on writing. Patterson’s collection extends to romance novels, science fiction, historical fiction and even nonfiction. In addition, he has authored books for younger readers, with series such as “Maximum Ride” and “Witch & Wizard”. Whatever the genre, Patterson is known for writing involving, page-turning stories.

He was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. He also works with a number of co-writers. He has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories. His books have sold more than 300 million copies. He also wrote many interesting quotes. The famous one is given below,

“Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it?”

In 2015, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation's Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. He is now alive may God give him great success in every field of life.

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