James Patterson

BornMarch 22, 1947, (age 76),
Newburgh, New York, the United States
ParentsMother: Isabelle (nee Morris),
Father: Charles Patterson
Alma MaterManhattan College, Vanderbilt University
OccupationAmerican Author
GenreMystery, Thriller, Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, and Thriller
Notable WorksAlex Cross Series, Middle School Series, Maximum Ride Series, Short Stories, I Funny Series
SpouseSusan Patterson (married: 1997)
ChildrenOne Son (Jack Patterson)

Introduction – James Patterson

James Patterson (James Brendan Patterson), born on 22 March 1947 in Newburgh, New York, the United States, is an American writer and author. He writes in genres such as Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance, and Fantasy. Over 425 million copies of his books have been sold. He sold one million e-books and become the first person to sell such a number of e-books. 

Over a decade, his total income is around to be estimated $700 million. To promote and enhance literacy, he has made donations of millions of dollars in scholarships and grants to several independent bookstores, teachers’ colleges, school libraries, universities, and college students. Patterson was also at the top of the Forbes’ list for the maximum-paid authors in 2016 for the third year consecutively.  

Education and Early Childhood 

James Patterson was born into an Irish-descent working-class family. His mother’s name was Isabelle (nee Morris), a teacher and a homemaker. His father’s name was Charles Patterson, and he was an insurance broker.

James Patterson graduated from Manhattan College with a BA in English and attended Vanderbilt University with an MA in English. 

Career as Author and Journey of James Patterson

Initially, Patterson aimed to complete the Doctorate; he also found employment at an advertising agency in New York City as a Junior Copywriter. He has also written many novels. The Thomas Berryman Number was his first novel, published in 1976. He also continued publishing stand-alone, historical fiction, and romance novels. 

James Patterson’s Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

James Patterson work has received many awards and accolades and his work was honored incredibly. Following is the list of the prizes received by James Patterson:

  • Edgar Allen Poe Award
  • The International Thriller of the Year Award 
  • The BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year 
  • Children’s Choice Book Award
  • National Humanities Medal (2019) 
  • Literarian Award (National Book Foundation, 2015, November)

He has also appeared on the Fox TV show The Simpsons and in the numerous episodes of Castle as himself. 

Personal Life and Interests – James Patterson 

Patterson was married to Susan in 1997, and they have one son (Jack Patterson), born on 8 February 1998. They live in Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.

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Famous Books and Work Till Now of James Patterson

James Patterson has written and co-written many books, novels, and other works in various fiction and non-fiction genres. The count for his work, novels and series can be mentioned below:

Alex Cross Series:

  • 1993 – Along Came a Spider 
  • 1996 – Jack and Jill 
  • 2000 – Roses Are Red 
  • 2002 – Four Blind Mice
  • 2004 – London Bridges  
  • 2007 – Double Cross 
  • 2010 – Cross Fire 
  • 2012 – Merry Christmas, Alex Cross 
  • 2013 – Cross My Heart
  • 2014 – Hope to Die  
  • 2015 – Cross Justice
  • 2018 – Target: Alex Cross  
  • 2019 – Criss Cross 
  • 2021 – Fear No Evil 
  • 2023 – Cross Down

Ali Cross Series: 

  • 2019 – Ali Cross 
  • 2021 – Ali Cross: Like Father Like Son 
  • 2022 – Ali Cross: The Secret Detective 


  • 1977 – Season of the Machete 
  • 1986 – Black Market or Black Friday 
  • 1996 – Hide and Seek 
  • 2002 – The Beach House 
  • 2005 – Lifeguard 
  • 2006 – Judge and Jury 
  • 2007 – You’ve Been Warned 
  • 2008 – Sail 
  • 2010 – Don’t Blink 
  • 2011- Now You See Her 
  • 2017 – Expelled 
  • 2019 – The Warning 
  • 2020 – Three Women Disappear 
  • 2021 – The Noise: A Thriller 
  • 2023 – 12 Months to Live 

Shadow Series:

  • 2021 – The Shadow 
  • 2023 – Circle of Death 

Short Stories – Collections:

  • 2016 – Kill or Be Killed 
  • 2017 – The Moores Are Missing 
  • 2017 – The Family Lawyer 
  • 2019 – The House Next Door 

Aishwarya Gurg

I am an avid reader, content creator and writer and a mother. I am an MBA by profession with 5 years of corporate experience. I have travelled extensively across the nation and abroad, which has given me a wider perspective about life. I believe in equal opportunities and inclusivity. I have lived by the mantra of less judging and more uplifting each other for a better tomorrow.

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