James Patterson

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Birthday
22, 1947
Birthplace
Newburgh, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1947 (age 70)
Birthplace
Newburgh, NY

About

Bestselling American author of psychological thrillers and mysteries. His popular fiction series include the Women's Murder Club, Daniel X, and the Witch and Wizard books.

Before Fame

He received his undergraduate degree in English from Manhattan College and went on to earn an MA (also in English) from Vanderbilt University. He began writing after retiring from advertising in 1996.

Trivia

He is best known for his series of books about the adventures of fictional psychologist, Alex Cross.

Family Life

He grew up in New York state. Later, he married Susan Patterson, with whom he had a son named Jack.

Associated With

His work, Along Came a Spider, was adapted into a film starring actor Morgan Freeman.

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