James Patterson, the subject of a recent Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," is
The bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 12 million books sold in North America alone. In total, James's books have sold an estimated 130 million copies worldwide. A champion of reading and the founder of the $500,000 PageTurner awards that seek to spread the excitement and joy of books and reading in the United States. (Visit www.pattersonpageturner.org for more details.) -->
The creator of the #1 new detective series of the past dozen years, featuring Alex Cross and including the Hollywood-adapted Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, starring Morgan Freeman.
The creator of the #1 new detective series of the past 5 years, featuring Lindsay Boxer and the other members of the Women's Murder Club. The most recent bestseller in that series is the record-breaking The 5th Horseman.
The first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on New York Times adult and children's lists. James's first foray into kid-accessible fiction, the critically acclaimed Maximum Ride series, debuted on the list at #1 and remained there for 12 straight weeks. The series has so far been on the New York Times bestsellers lists for more than 54 weeks, proving that kids love pageturners, too!
One of a handful of authors whose sales have been growing over the past two years, even as bestselling fiction sales have been sluggish.
The author of novels--from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005)--that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award.
One of Forbes magazine's top 100 celebrities.
The creator of the books behind six movies on the Hollywood fast-track, including the young adult series Maximum Ride, an adaptation of the celebrated illustrated children's book, santaKid, the thrillers Honeymoon and Lifeguard, the Alex Cross series, and a stunning horror novel to be published later on in '07, You've Been Warned. His Women's Murder Club series has also been green-lighted as a pilot for ABC television, and could be on the air as soon as fall, 2007.