James Patterson, World's Best-Selling Author, Writing Graphic Novel

James Patterson is the best-selling author in the world today, author of the Alex Cross novels as well as Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction, romance novels and graphic novel and manga adaptations of his work. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the very first person to sell one million e-books. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes's list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of $95 million. His total income over a decade is estimated at $700 million. In November 2015, Patterson received the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, which cited him as a "passionate campaigner to make books and reading a national priority. A generous supporter of universities, teachers colleges, independent bookstores, school libraries, and college students, Patterson has donated millions of dollars in grants and scholarships with the purpose of encouraging Americans of all ages to read more books."

Now he's writing a new comic book. Eleanor Rigby, named after the Beatles song, to be drawn by Valeria Wicker, author and artist of The Ugly Doodles, published by Patterson's own publishing line, JIMMY Patterson Books focused on "publishing high-quality, entertaining books for kids and teens by talented authors". So when he had his own graphic novel to write and was looking for an artist, he didn't have to go far.

Eleanor Rigby is a graphic novel about a teenage girl who runs away to Seattle to find her missing sister. and must tell stories on the street to survive. It will be published in the autumn next year. TS Ferguson of Little, Brown/Patterson has signed Valeria Wicker as the artist and her agent, Adria Goetz at Martin Literary Management negotiated the deal.

The original song was written by Paul McCartney, with a co-credit to John Lennon, and performed by The Beatles.  It also appears on James' own Spotify playlists.

James Patterson, World's Best-Selling Author, Writing Graphic Novel.
James Patterson, World's Best-Selling Author, Writing Graphic Novel. Image from Susan Solie-Patterson – http://www.librarything.com/pic/156833

 

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