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  • Interesting Fact: James Patterson's novels account for one of every 17 hardcover novels sold in the USA.
  • Adaptations: Films: Kiss The Girls, Along Came A Spider, Alex Cross
  • Quote: "Basically, I have two speeds... Hostile or smart-aleck." ― Saving the World (Maximum Ride, Book 3)
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James Patterson: Author Quotes

  • "Basically, I have two speeds... Hostile or smart-aleck."
  • "I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk."
  • "I write first thing in the morning, about 360 days a year."
  • "Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls...are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered."
  • "I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out. I like a little suspense when I am writing, too."