James Patterson, Literary Angel

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James Patterson is fulfilling his promise to give one million dollars to independent bookstores around the country.

Every day, booksellers are out there saving our country’s literature,” Patterson said in a news release. “The work they do to support schools and the rest of their communities leaves a lasting love of reading in children and adults…. What are we if we don’t have our own literature? I couldn’t be happier to, very humbly, support booksellers in their mission.

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Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for The Rumpus, The Weeklings, Literary Orphans and Midnight Breakfast. You can also find her on Twitter: @ArtsCollide. More from this author →