James Pattersons first novel was tuned down by 37 publishers and his english teacher told him to quit writing.

Patterson has written 95 novels since 1976. He has had 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds The New York Times record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author, a total of 76, which is also a Guinness World Record.

James Patterson: What I’ve Learned