From Wikipedia:James B. Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author of thriller novels, largely known for his series about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the Alex Cross series. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch and Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, nonfiction and romance novels.
AS SEEN IN:
"Flowers For Your Grave"
"A Deadly Game"
Patterson plays poker with Richard Castle (among other mystery writers) on a regular basis. His televersion may also do this in the main Toobworld.