US author James Patterson is unquestionably one of the most successful, popular and prolific writers of our time. He’s perhaps best-known for his Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and (now) his Private series'; and he’s increasingly becoming recognised for his charitable work focused around encouraging reading in our next generation.
Patterson does attract some criticism however, as a result of his fascinating output and the likes of Stephen King have talked about quantity over quality. One of the ways in which Patterson keeps up his publishing pace is by co-authoring books. Obviously it helps keep his sales figures’ high but I wondered what benefits it offers to his co-authors.