Last night, Fifth Avenue in New York City was the scene of an event that rocked the house of rocks, Tiffany’s, as it hosted a book party for James Patterson.
Some may ask, "Why would this world-famous jewelry store celebrate a world-famous thriller writer?" When that writer calls his latest book Sunday at Tiffany's there's reason enough.
The book, co-written with children's book author Gabrielle Charbonnet, is actually a love story about a lonely young girl who finds comfort in weekend trips to the jewelers with her handsome and charming imaginary friend. Years later, she meets a man who reminds her of that long-gone dream friend...but is he for real? Maybe there is a bit of mystery in this book after all!
Patterson, who splits his time between Palm Beach and the NYC area, looked tanned and relaxed as he mingled at the event, which was attended by a few hundred locals of the publishing and society variety. He is credited for the sales of 140 million books worldwide during the thirty-two years he's been writing novels. He also founded the James Patterson Page-Turner Awards and claims to have given away hundreds of thousands of dollars to individuals and groups that promote books and reading. For that alone, he's a gem!