James Patterson

Author of The Angel Experiment and 80+ Books

James Patterson

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Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the most trusted storyteller and best-selling author in the world. With his series Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Womens Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School, he has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. He has sold more than 380 million books worldwide and now holds the Guinness World... Record for the most #1 bestsellers in the New York Times. Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate, in addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, including The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton. He is also the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times bestseller lists for adults and children. Patterson, the son of an insurance salesman and a school teacher, grew up in Newburgh, New York, and started to write casually at the age of 19. He received his degree from Manhattan College in 1969. He received a full-ride scholarship in English at Vanderbilt Universities. Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of his North American company. Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company in 1976, while still working for J. Walter Thompson. It has won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel after being turned down by thirty-one publishers. Also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction was Pattersons 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross. In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016. James Patterson has donated over one million books to students, focusing on some of the country's most under-resourced schools and youth programs. To date, he has donated $7.25 million to school and classroom libraries across the U.S., and $2.1 million to independent bookstores and employees. Recently, Patterson has donated over $35 million to his wives alma matersthe University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College, and has set up over four hundred teacher and writer education scholarships at twenty-four. Patterson has also donated over one million books to U.S. soldiers at home and abroad. Patterson launched a children's book print at Little, BrownJIMMY Patterson in May 2015, unwaveringly focused on one goal: to turn children into lifelong readers. It also provides resources, strategies, and programs for serving teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers. Patterson invests proceeds from JIMMY Patterson Books' sales in pro-reading initiatives. Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead.com, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians excite new generations to read. Awarded the National Book Foundations Innovations in the Reading Prize and the American Library Associations Great Children's Websites, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age groups, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors.READ MORE

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You...are...a...fridge...with wings,' Fang ground out, punching an Eraser hard with every word. 'We're...freaking...ballet...dancers.

Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-aleck. Your choice.

There was something I needed to say. Sorry. About before.
Fang shot a sideways glance at me, his eyes dark and inscrutable, as always. He looked back out at the water. I didn’t expect any more acknowledgment than that. Fang never-
You almost gave me a heart attack, he said quietly. When I saw you, and all that blood . . . He threw a small rock as hard as he could down the beach.
I’m sorry.
Don’t do it again, he said.
I swallowed hard. I won’t.
Something changed right then, but I didn’t know what.

We’ll be back! he snarled.
It was really Ari’s voice.
Boy, you just can’t kill people like you used to, said Fang

Yes! said Fang, punching the air. Freaks rule.

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If you dare to read this story, you become part of the Experiment

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