Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Time is ticking on Michael Bennett in James Patterson's latest installment, Tick Tock.  Michael, a widower with double digit kids of practically every ethnicity, storms through the streets of NYC hunting a killer as he struggles with.......well, I'm not going to spoil it for you. Pick up Tick Tock and watch time fly by!

If you're unfamiliar with James Patterson, here's a few highly recommended reads - Along Came a Spider, the first Alex Cross novel, 1st to Die- the first Ladies Murder Club, with the next one called,  10th Anniversary due out in May and  The Quickie- a stand alone thriller that will knock your socks off and puts Fatal Attraction to shame.  Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, - is semi autobiographical and teaches us about life's juggling - too many balls in the air and you may drop one. 

For a bit of  fantasy, try When the Wind Blows, about several little kids who can fly.  It's one of his all time best sellers and has spawned several other books, for teen readers too. Considering the yarn, it's a pretty good woven tale!

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Patterson back in 2005 at a book signing for Suzanne's Diary....Several questions were asked, including one from yours truly. "Any advice for a struggling writer?" I called out.  "Don't quit your day job" he said. " But seriously, just tell a story. Tell a story like you would tell someone about this book signing..." 

Patterson's books are fast, thrill a minute, roller coaster rides.  Tick Tock being my 66th, I'm anxiously waiting his next book like a child at Christmas waiting for Santa to arrive.

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