James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family. Learn more at jamespatterson.com.
Featured Article: Best Sellers of All Time Fiction
Getting caught up in a mystery or tangled family drama; laughing with, rooting for, or crying over people who don’t exist… That’s what great fiction authors have the power to make us do, and why we keep listening. We turn to books for joy, for laughter, and for comfort; for stories that stir the soul, expand the mind, or bring us some much-needed fun. Writers weave these tales for us, and some become our heroes—ones whose beautiful, brilliant stories are as timeless as the art of storytelling itself. Their words stay with us long after we've heard the last chapter. These are 10 of the best-selling fiction authors.