When James Patterson was Born:
March 22, 1947
James Patterson's Professional Life:
James Patterson was the CEO of the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson until the late 1990s. He stayed on even after becoming a bestselling author.
What James Patterson Has Written:
Patterson is well known for the Alex Cross detective series, which includes Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He is also the author of the Women's Murder Club series, which started with 1st to Die.
Patterson has published more than 35 novels.
James Patterson's Favorite Book:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
James Patterson Trivia:
- Patterson coined the phrase "Toys R Us Kid" in his job as an advertising executive
- Patterson published his first novel in 1976
What to Expect from James Patterson in the Future: