James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK. In 2010, he was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.

News and Blog

The Penguin Random House Writers` Academy`s next 10-week long Creative Writing for Beginners course starts on 17 November with course leader, Selina Walker, one of Penguin Random House`s most experienced editors. We’ve had the pleasure of asking Selina about her experience as an editor and what top tips for writers she would have.

Research quoted on James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD website shows that kids who don’t read over the summer holidays end Year Six with a reading level as low as two years behind kids who do. Parents play a vital role in getting and keeping kids reading especially older primary school and intermediate kids who are at the greatest risk of stopping reading. Here are some tips we’ve combined from various experts.

Books by James Patterson

  • Private Oz, James Patterson 3 stars 5 comments
    Private Oz
    by James Patterson

    Published: 02/08/2013

    James Patterson's bestselling PRIVATE series sees the world's most exclusive detective agency open a new office - in Sydney!