The world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, talks to Patrick about the importance of trusting your gut, peeking through doors, and taking action when you hear that Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh sound.
Gain insights into how a boy from small-town New York becomes the world’s most successful writer. Listen to this podcast and then pick up a copy of his memoir James Patterson by James Patterson.
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. His enduring fictional characters and series include Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and Ali Cross, along with such acclaimed works of narrative nonfiction as Walk in My Combat Boots, E.R. Nurses, and his autobiography, James Patterson by James Patterson. Bill Clinton (The President Is Missing) and Dolly Parton (Run, Rose, Run) are among his notable literary collaborators. For his prodigious imagination and championship of literacy in America, Patterson was awarded the 2019 National Humanities Medal. The National Book Foundation presented him with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and nine Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family.