This week it’s all about our favorite authors.

1. Choose a writer you like.

2. Using resources such as Wikipedia, the author’s website, whatever you can find, make a list of interesting facts about the author.

3. Post your fun facts list in your blog, maybe with a photo of the writer, a collage of his or her books, whatever you want.

4. Come sign the Mr Linky below with the url to your fun facts post.

5. As you run into (or deliberately seek out) other Weekly Geeks’ lists, add links to your post for authors you like or authors you think your readers are interested in.


This week I’m going to choose James Patterson. Whenever in doubt of what I read, I can always pick up one of his books and enjoy every minute of it.

Facts About JP:

  • One in every 15 hardcovers sold is a James Patterson novel
  • He coined the phrase “Toys R Us Kid”
  • Founded the James Patterson PageTurners Award
  • Has appeared on the FOX TV show Simpsons
  • Received his Masters Degree at Vanderbuilt University
  • Lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife and son
  • Holds the New York Times bestsellers list record* with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall
  • Has had 19 CONSECUTIVE #1 New York Times hardcover bestselling novels

Books in my library that I love (from Patterson):

  • The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  • Against the Wind, J. F. Freedman
  • The Guards, Ken Bruen
  • The 1st Deadly Sin, Lawrence Sanders
  • The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton
  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Chinaman’s Chance, Ross Thomas
  • Chiefs, Stuart Woods
  • Red Dragon, Thomas Harris
  • LaBrava, Elmore Leonard
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcí.a Márquez
  • Push, Sapphire
  • People Will Always Be Kind, Wilfrid Sheed
  • Harry’s Game, Gerald Seymour

I personally own 43 James Patterson novels. The last one I read was santaKid. Up next is The Lake House.

Other Lists:
Just Books – also James Patterson
So Many Books, So Little Time – Sarah Dressen
Paula Marie: Switch Witch – Dan Brown