James Patterson

Author JP

Wednesday, April 10 | 7 PM | Scottish Rite Consistory (519 Park Street)

With more than 425 million books sold, James Patterson is the most popular storyteller in modern history. He has a fast-paced style, writes books that span dozens of genres, and he is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride. He written breathtaking true stories about the KennedysJohn Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses.

With 67 #1 bestselling titles (and counting), Patterson has the most #1 New York Times best selling books in history. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Pattersonand received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

Patterson was the first author to sell more than one million eBooks. He has now sold more than five million eBooks in his career.

The program will be moderated by Courtney Crowder. Courtney is the Iowa Columnist and a senior writer at The Des Moines Register. A two-time Livingston Award finalist, she tells human stories with an investigative eye and a narrative touch. A graduate of New York University, Crowder previously worked at the Chicago Tribune.

NOTE: Patterson will only be signing copies of his new book, The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians, at the event.

    Event Info

    • Admission is free.
    • Doors open at 6:00 PM.
    • Seating is first-come, first-served.
    • At the end of the program, there will be a question and answer period. A book signing will follow.
    • Books will be available to purchase before and after the program courtesy of Beaverdale Books.

    More information will be available on parking as we get closer to the event.


    VIP Reception: Tickets to the James Patterson VIP reception are now on sale! The VIP reception includes a copy of Patterson's new book The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians and the opportunity to meet James Patterson. It begins at 5 PM at the Scottish Rite Consistory, prior to Patterson's free AViD event.

    If you have questions about the VIP event, please call 515-412-0180.