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1 By: Alyssa Madou, Savanna Darga, and Skylar Demorest James PattersonBy: Alyssa Madou, Savanna Darga, and Skylar Demorest
2 Birth Date/Birthplace James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York.
3 OccupationBefore James became and author, he was a chairman of the advertising company J. Walter Thompson. He also came up with the slogan, “Toys R Us Kids”.
4 Education BackgroundJames Patterson received his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College. He also received a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
5 Current LifePatterson lives with his wife Suzanne and son Jack in Palm Beach County, Florida.
6 BooksPatterson has written about 57 books in his lifetime. A few of these books are Kill Me If You Can, Sweet Dreams, and Kill Alex Cross.
7 Honors AwardsJames has received the Edgar Award, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Children's Choice Book Award for Author of the Year.
8 CriticismJames Patterson has received much criticism for his writing. For example, Stephen King called him a terrible writer and his bibliography was made up of dopey thrillers. He was also criticized about absurd plots, dreadful prose, and facile trickery.
9 Interesting FactsPatterson sold 220 million copies of his books world wide. He sold more copies than Stephen King, John Grisham, and Dan Brown combined!