Former President Bill Clinton isn’t exactly the first person you would think of if you were asked to pick a person from history to write a best-selling novel but, apparently, he’s up for the challenge.
Variety reports that Former President Clinton is teaming up with best-selling author James Patterson for assistance writing his first novel called The President is Missing. Not much is known yet regarding the plot of the novel however, we do know that it will be a story about a sitting president.
Clinton has pretty well known, strong affinity for mysteries and thriller stories so, naturally, it makes sense that Patterson would be his first choice as a teammate as those genres are right within his wheelhouse.
In a statement from Clinton, he said:
“Working on a book about a sitting President — drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works — has been a lot of fun and working with Jim has been terrific. I’ve been a fan of his for a very long time.”
“Working with President Clinton has been the highlight of my career, and having access to his first-hand experience has uniquely informed the writing of this novel. I’m a storyteller, and President Clinton’s insight has allowed us to tell a really interesting one. It’s a rare combination — readers will be drawn to the suspense, of course, but they’ll also be given an inside look into what it’s like to be president.”
In a statement released to The Associated Press, the publishers (Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co.) Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co.praised the upcoming novel, calling the book:
“A unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know.”
The President is Missing is expected to be released in June 2018. What do you think about Former President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson teaming up not his novel? Sound off in the comments below!
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