About James Patterson


Author of Sundays at Tiffany's, James Patterson

In the past three years, James Patterson has sold more books than any other author (according to Bookscan), and in total, his books have sold an estimated 170 million copies worldwide. Since 2006, one out of every 17 hardcover fiction books sold has been a Patterson title. He is the first author to have number one new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children’s best-sellers lists. and is the only author to have five new hardcover novels debut at number one on the list in one year — a record-breaking feat he’s accomplished every year since 2005. To date, James Patterson has had 19 consecutive number one New York Times best-selling novels, and holds the New York Times record for most Hardcover Fiction best-selling titles by a single author (61 total), which is also a Guinness World Record.

Patterson is a lifelong champion of books and reading. His critically acclaimed “Maximum Ride” series debuted on the New York Times best-seller list at number one and remained there for 12 straight weeks.

Patterson is the creator of the top-selling new detective series of the past dozen years, featuring Alex Cross and including the Hollywood-adapted “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls,” starring Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman. He is also the creator of the number one new detective series of the past five years, featuring Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club, from which the ABC television drama series “Women’s Murder Club” was adapted. He has authored the books behind six films currently on the Hollywood fast track, including the upcoming “Maximum Ride” movie forthcoming from Avi Arad, the producer of “X-Men” and “Spider-Man.”