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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
After Patterson retired from advertising in 1996, he devoted his time to writing.<ref>{{cite news|author=Gaby Wood |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/05/james-patterson-author-bestseller |title=The Guardian |publisher=The Guardian |date= 2009-04-05|accessdate=2011-09-14 |location=London}}</ref> The novels featuring his character [[Alex Cross]], a forensic psychologist formerly of the [[Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia|Washington D.C. Police Department]] and [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] who now works as a private psychologist and government consultant, are his most popular and the top-selling U.S. detective series in the past ten years. Patterson has written 71 novels in 33 years.<ref>[http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_readingOrder.html ]{{dead link|date=September 2011}}</ref>{{Citation needed|date=November 2011}} He has had 19 consecutive #1 ''New York Times'' bestselling novels, and holds ''The New York Times'' record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author, a total of 63, which is also a Guinness World Record.<ref name="JamesPatterson.com">{{cite web|url=http://jamespatterson.com/about_biography.php |title=JamesPatterson.com |publisher=JamesPatterson.com |date= |accessdate=2011-09-14}}</ref> As the world's best-selling author (250 million copies in total worldwide), his novels account for one in 17 of all hardcover novels sold in the United States; in recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of [[Stephen King]], [[John Grisham]] and [[Dan Brown]] combined.<ref>Jonathan Mahler, [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/magazine/24patterson-t.html "James Patterson Inc."] ''New York Times'', January 20, 2010</ref>
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After Patterson retired haha from advertising in 1996, he devoted his time to writing.<ref>{{cite news|author=Gaby Wood |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/05/james-patterson-author-bestseller |title=The Guardian |publisher=The Guardian |date= 2009-04-05|accessdate=2011-09-14 |location=London}}</ref> The novels featuring his character [[Alex Cross]], a forensic psychologist formerly of the [[Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia|Washington D.C. Police Department]] and [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] who now works as a private psychologist and government consultant, are his most popular and the top-selling U.S. detective series in the past ten years. Patterson has written 71 novels in 33 years.<ref>[http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_readingOrder.html ]{{dead link|date=September 2011}}</ref>{{Citation needed|date=November 2011}} He has had 19 consecutive #1 ''New York Times'' bestselling novels, and holds ''The New York Times'' record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author, a total of 63, which is also a Guinness World Record.<ref name="JamesPatterson.com">{{cite web|url=http://jamespatterson.com/about_biography.php |title=JamesPatterson.com |publisher=JamesPatterson.com |date= |accessdate=2011-09-14}}</ref> As the world's best-selling author (250 million copies in total worldwide), his novels account for one in 17 of all hardcover novels sold in the United States; in recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of [[Stephen King]], [[John Grisham]] and [[Dan Brown]] combined.<ref>Jonathan Mahler, [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/magazine/24patterson-t.html "James Patterson Inc."] ''New York Times'', January 20, 2010</ref>
   
 
Patterson's awards include the [[Edgar Award]], the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award,<ref name="JamesPatterson.com"/> and the Children's Choice Book Award for Author of the Year. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on ''[[The New York Times]]'' adult and children’s bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker’s top-ten list at the same time.{{Citation needed|date=February 2011}} He appeared on the Fox TV show ''[[The Simpsons]]'' (in the episode "[[Yokel Chords]]") and in various episodes of ''[[Castle (TV series)|Castle]]'' as himself.
 
Patterson's awards include the [[Edgar Award]], the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award,<ref name="JamesPatterson.com"/> and the Children's Choice Book Award for Author of the Year. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on ''[[The New York Times]]'' adult and children’s bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker’s top-ten list at the same time.{{Citation needed|date=February 2011}} He appeared on the Fox TV show ''[[The Simpsons]]'' (in the episode "[[Yokel Chords]]") and in various episodes of ''[[Castle (TV series)|Castle]]'' as himself.
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Date: Tuesday, the 12th of July 2016 at 04:51:33 PM
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