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James Patterson Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Sep 2020
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I write first thing in the morning, about 360 days a year.
Stop trying to write sentences and start trying to write stories.
The Beach House seems to be a hot summer read in Hollywood, too. A director and a writer, really terrific ones, are about to attach themselves to the movie. As far as seeing the Mullen Family again, who knows, but I've learned to never say never.
Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas is a story for people who have loved, lost, and tried to find love again. When I was in my early thirties, I lost someone very precious to me to cancer.
Peter de Jonge and I have both spent summers in the Hamptons. We know a lot about the area and I hope it shows.
Macklin, being Macklin, just took on a life of his own. I almost never use real people as models for my characters.
Lately, I find that I'm working on three or more projects at any given time. For some reason, this is a very comfortable way for me to work.
I didn't specifically set out to write a legal thriller, I was just incredibly intrigued by the story in The Beach House . However, most of us are fed up with the injustice that poses for justice in this country. That's at the core of The Beach House.
As I do with all of my books, I outlined The Beach House from the beginning to end.
Anybody who wants to take a quick beach trip out there should sit down with the book.
The hardest part about parenting is when I have to be The Dad, aka the Fun-Sucker, as opposed to being a friend.
Knowledge is valuable, but imagination is invaluable.
A friend of mine once defined love as finding someone you can talk to late into the night.
This summer, I'll be bringing out a mystery that involves a young lawyer and a court scene the likes of which I don't think you've ever seen. Hollywood said this is James Patterson meets John Grisham.
The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.
Other than my hundreds of arrests I really don't have that much experience with the law. While the majority of people aren't corrupt, there certainly is an awful lot of corruption in this country.
I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious, exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture. I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair.
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 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.
For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena.
Never Give Up
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