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James Patterson Biography

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James Patterson

James Patterson - Courtesy Hachette Book Group

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.

Genre:

Thriller Fiction

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:

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