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James Patterson

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James Patterson Biography!

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James Patterson

  1. 1. THE BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES PAT TERSON By: Leslie Martinez “Knowledge is valuable, but imagination is invaluable”
  2. 2. L I FE • Born on March 22, 1947 • In Newburgh, New York • Keeps personal life private Now : - lives in Palm Beach Florida - w/ wife and son
  3. 3. EDUCAT ION • Majored in English at Manhattan College in 1969 (stayed one year) • Wanted to teach -> Vanderbilt University in 1970 for teaching major -> Didn’t like it • Worked in advertisement + became a CEO in 1990 • 1995 -> retired and devoted his life to writing
  4. 4. AL L BOOKS:
  5. 5. BEST KNOWN FOR : • Women’s Murder Club Series • Alex Cross Series
  6. 6. WARTS! • Criticized by Stephen King as “dopey thrillers” • Big Deal! • Helped him move up (sold over 160 million book copies)
  7. 7. AWARDS: • Children’s Choice Book Awards • Author of the year 2010 for Max • National Parenting Publications Honors Award • London Times Book Sense Children’s Pick • 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominee
  8. 8. FUN FACTS • Donated books to every school in Palm Beach County, New York City, Savannah and Los Angeles • Over 400 schools! • Donates books to overseas soldiers • Holds Guinness World Record for the most hard cover fiction best selling titles by a single author: 63

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