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NYT best-selling author, James Patterson, on his new book “Blowback”. Plus, a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

James Patterson on his impressive career as the world’s best-selling author with over 400 million books sold. Plus, U.S. Secretary Pete Buttigieg discusses plans for improving transportation conditions in Houston.


New York Times Best-selling author, James Patterson (Photo credit: Stephanie Diani)


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Having written more than two hundred novels, James Patterson is known as the “king of bestsellers”, holding the record for the most number one New York Times best sellers by a single author.

He is best known for his famous book series' Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennet, Maximum Ride, and many more. Patterson shares stories on his early career, interesting details of some of his recent books, and the inspiration behind his new thriller Blowback.

On the topic of books, fiction reviews editor David Varno of Publishers Weekly talks about why he believes James Patterson has been so successful and shares his list of book recommendations for fall.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg also joins us to talk about his recent visit to Houston inspecting our city's infrastructure. Sec. Buttigieg discusses the amount of funding that will be used to improve the conditions of our freeways, airports, and public transportation.



James Patterson

  • World’s Best-selling Author
    Author, Blowback

Pete Buttigieg

  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation

David Varno

  • Fiction Reviews Editor
    Publishers Weekly

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