Did anyone else see the interview with James Patterson last night? I can't even remember what show it was on because I was flipping channels at the time. He is the highest paid writer and made 94 million last year. They showed his office and the tons of projects he is simultaneously working on. Apparently he has co-authors on his books. Hmm. I missed part of the interview, but I think he puts together the outline (or whatever) and then farms at least some of the actual writing out to other authors. The interviewer said something about it being like an assembly line for books. What do you think about this?
The guy makes tons of money, is famous, and has a huge mansion in Florida. On the other hand, can these books really be considered his if someone else is writing them?
Have you read any of his books? If so, what did you think?