A mere 24 years ago, James Patterson's first novel sold 10,000 copies.
Last year, an estimated 14 million copies of his books in 38 different languages found their way onto beach blankets, airplanes and nightstands around the world. Patterson may lack the name recognition of a Stephen King, a John Grisham or a Dan Brown, but he outsells them all.Patterson writes for both adults and young adults, and he has become a one-man book factory. Patterson owns the factory and has a staff of writers working for him.
Do an author search in our catalog and Patterson, James will bring up 106 items (books and audios)! Some of which include the adult novels The Eighth Confession, I, Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial, Run for Your Life, Swimsuit; the young adult novels Daniel X: Watch the Skies, Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, and the nonfiction work, The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King [932.014 PAT], all of these titles were published in 2009! And, in the first month of 2010, Patterson has come out with yet another novel, Worse Case.
In his spare time Patterson has set up a website called James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead.com "dedicated to making kids readers for life."