James Patterson


JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.



James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK. In 2010, he was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.

Author Location: USA

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Take the James Patterson Masterclass with our overview of his most thrilling crime series' - Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennet and Private. 

The Writers` Academy`s next 10-week long Creative Writing for Beginners course starts on 22nd September with course leader, Selina Walker, one of Random House`s most experienced editors. We’ve had the pleasure of asking Selina about her experience as an editor and what top tips for writers she would have.

Books by James Patterson