Thought you might be interested in the article on James Patterson over on Litreactor.
I know some writers don't care for James Patterson. To each his or her own, I say. But, I admire Mr. Patterson, his work ethic and the way he gets the word out about his books. I've read the first Witch & Wizard and enjoyed it. I have yet to get through the series.
Check out the article.
I love James Patterson. Even though that love has never translated to me actually reading one of his books.
Let me explain a couple things here.
Skipping over Patterson's books is not a point of pride. I know there are many circles in which never having read James Patterson, or reading him in order to make educated jabs at him, would probably be a badge of honor.
For me, it's pretty simple. I'll never forgive the casting of Tyler Perry as Alex Cross.
In truth, thrillers and romance-y books just aren't my bag.
So how is it possible that James Patterson is still one of my favorite authors?
The love affair began when I read a book called My Ideal Bookshelf. Basically, the authors of My Ideal Bookshelf went to different creative types—directors, musicians, writers, people like that. The interviewees then described their ideal bookshelf and which books would populate it, and the My Ideal Bookshelf people painted it. Then, the interviewees wrote a little piece to go along with their painted bookshelf.
I have to agree with Peter Derk. James Patterson does it and like Peter, I believe Mr. Patterson really does want to get people reading. And I think the book commercials are a pretty cool idea.
Read more here.