James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgarâ„¢ 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.
Book editor Katie is in love with poet, Matt Harrison. He seems to share her feelings, but refuses to talk about his past. All she knows is that Matt was once married. One evening, he suddenly ends their relationship, leaving Katie devastated. A few days later, he sends her a notebook that he promises will explain everything. Katie opens the book to find it is the diary that Matt's wife, Suzanne, wrote for their baby son. It tells the story of her love for Matt and Nicholas, and reveals the tragedy that haunts Matt's life today. And Katie realises he needs her to understand his past if she is ever to be a part of his future.A bittersweet and irresistible story about families, loss and new loveSuzanne's Diary was no.7 in the Observer and the Daily and Sunday Telegraph bestseller lists'An affecting love story awash in tragedy and hope' Publishers Weekly, 7/6/04'A moving, and fast-moving fable' Kirkus Reviews'A whimsical romance... more American than cherry pie' MirrorSuzanne's Diary For Nicholas was no.10 in the Sunday Times, Observer and Daily and Sunday Telegraph bestseller lists and no.3 in the Times fastseller list