James Patterson is a thriller and suspense writer known principally for his FBI Agent Alex Cross books. Patterson has sold over 260 million novels across the world. He has received various prizes such as the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. In 2005 he founded the James Patterson PageTurner awards to promote reading. Brendan DuBois is the award-winning author of 21 novels and more than 150 short stories. His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Analog. He has twice won the Shamus Award for short fiction. He lives in New Hampshire.