James Patterson is a seasoned story-teller. The best-selling author lives in Florida and is a full-time writer. Patterson has created several abiding fictional characters and series such as Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, Maximum Ride, and NYPD Red. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers and his books have sold more than 300 million copies and over 1 million ebooks. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes’s list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year. A passionate philanthropist, he has donated over a million books to school children and over forty million dollars to charities that promote education.