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Jason Padgett

Jason Padgett had struggled as a student and has spent his professional life working at his father's shop, Planet Futon. Following a mugging outside a bar in 2002 he became agoraphobic and during that time at home he developed an unprecedented passion for learning. A chance encounter in a mall with a university physicist encouraged him to return to college where his genius is discovered, particularly his unique ability to hand draw mathematical fractals. He has Acquired Savant Syndrome and synesthesia and is believed to be unique.
Lynda Page

Lynda Page was born and brought up in Leicester. The eldest of four daughters, she left home at seventeen and has had a wide variety of office jobs. She now spends the majority of her time helping her daughter and writing her novels in the peace and tranquillity of her daughter's holiday park in Epworth, North Lincolnshire.Follow her on twitter @LyndaPage9 and like her Facebook page: Lynda Page
Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, medical thriller author and physician, died unexpectedly on October 20, 2013. Michael wrote 18 novels of medical and political suspense, all international bestsellers. In addition to writing, Palmer served as an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency. His 19th novel RESISTANT will be released on May 20, 2014.
Michael Pantalon

Michael Pantalon is an award-winning faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine, as well as being a motivational coach, consultant, speaker and therapist. He has taught people from all walks of life, including business executives, lifestyle coaches, parents, teachers, sales reps and probation officers. He has consulted with General Electric, Schering-Plough, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Richard Pape

Born in 1916, Richard Pape was an irrepressible red-haired Yorkshireman, who joined 609 Squadron as an Auxiliary Airman before the war. He later transferred to Bomber Command. During a bombing raid on Berlin, his plane was shot down close to the border between Germany and Holland. Surviving the crash, he began a hunted existence as he made his way back to Britain through Nazi-occupied Europe. After the war, he became a best-selling author and a renowned adventurer, eventually settling in Australia, where he died in 1995.
Edith Pargeter

Edith Pargeter, OBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym Ellis Peters, was the bestselling author of twenty Brother Cadfael Chronicles and the illustrated short story collection A Rare Benedictine. She also wrote numerous critically acclaimed historical novels including A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury and The Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet. She was the recipient of the Crime Writer's Association and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.
John Parker

John Parker, a journalist and former Fleet Street editor, has undertaken many investigative projects in his writing career with topics ranging from the Mafia to Northern Ireland. His numerous books include several military bestsellers including THE GURKHAS, DEATH OF A HERO and SBS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE.
Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker gained a first-class degree in English at Oxford University and now works as a writer, editor and book reviewer who specialises in modern history.
Una-Mary Parker

Una-Mary Parker, a former journalist on the Daily Mail and Evening Standard, and social editor of the Tatler for ten years, is now a regular broadcaster on television and radio.
Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.Meet Adele! Visit her website for the latest news on her upcoming events: www.adeleparks.com, head to Facebook for exclusive extras: facebook.com/OfficialAdeleParks and chat with Adele on Twitter @adeleparks.
Kaushy Patel

Kaushy learned to cook as a child on her grandmother's farm in northern India, coming to live in the UK in the 1960s. The success of the deli in Bradford she ran for 22 years with her husband led to the opening of Prashad, the restaurant, serving authentic Gujarati cuisine. Award-winning Prashad has now become a destination for food-lovers and fans of vegetarian cooking. Last year saw the launch of a new venture: Bundobust, in Leeds, championing traditional Indian streetfood dishes with craft beers.Kaushy's skills both as a professional chef and as a home cook, and her wide knowledge and enthusiasm will inspire you to get into the kitchen and get out your spice jars. www.prashad.co.ukFollow Prashad on Twitter: @Prashad_veggie
Catherine Paton Black

Catherine Paton was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire in 1946, and married Doug Black when she was nineteen. Doug became a coal miner in 1974, working at Bevercotes pit for the next decade. After becoming a mum to five children, Catherine joined Bevercotes colliery herself, working in the canteen. During the great strike in 1984, Catherine was one of the few female official picketers when she joined her husband in the fight to stop the pit closing under the Tories.
James Patterson With Andrew Gross

James Patterson's previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Andrew Gross is a writer who lives in New York.
James Patterson And Peter De Jonge

James Patterson's previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Peter de Jonge wrote MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN with James Patterson.
James Patterson And Howard Roughan

James Patterson`s previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Howard Roughan worked in advertising before becoming an author. He currently lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with his wife and son.
James Patterson With Maxine Paetro

James Patterson`s previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Maxine Paetro has collaborated on many books in the Women's Murder Club series. She currently lives in New York with her husband.
James Patterson And Maxine Paetro

James Patterson`s previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Maxine Paetro has collaborated on many books in the Women's Murder Club series. She currently lives in New York with her husband.
James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the EdgarT Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK.
James Patterson & Andrew Gross

James Patterson's previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Andrew Gross is a writer who lives in New York.
James Patterson With Michael Ledwidge

James Patterson`s previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Michael Ledwidge lives in New York and is married with two children.