©2017 David Burnett/ Sept 13 2017Bill Clinton and James Patterson collaborators on "The President is Missing" from Knopff/LittleBrownphotographed at Glen Arbor Golf Club, Bedford Hills NY

President Bill Clinton & James Patterson to Launch New Book at BookCon 2018

ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson will appear at BookCon 2018 for both a book signing and Main Stage Panel on Sunday, June 3. Fans will be invited to join President Clinton and James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today. BookCon will be the co-authors’ first appearance together as they kick off their national book tour.

Both events are open exclusively to BookCon ticketholders. The book signing will require a separately purchased Ticket, which includes their book The President is Missing. President Clinton and James Patterson join an impressive lineup of best-selling Authors and Hollywood talent who will be featured over the two-day event where Fans can engage in everything they love about the world of books. For full details and Tickets visit http://www.thebookcon.com/Events/Bill-Clinton-James-Patterson/ .

The President is Missing marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. Published by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Company, BookCon will be the first place that readers can purchase the gripping novel before it hits stores on June 4.

“President Clinton and James Patterson have written one of the most buzzed about books of the year and we are thrilled to welcome them to BookCon for a once in a lifetime experience for their Fans,” said Brien McDonald, BookCon Event Director.

Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, and he served until 2001. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of nonfiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. This is his first novel.

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community from the National Book Foundation. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 375 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

Tickets for BookCon are available now at TheBookCon.com.

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