Novelist James Patterson has co-authored best-selling books with a number of collaborators: Candice Fox, Ashwin Sanghi, Maxine Paetro, and the latest addition to that list is former President Bill Clinton, with the forthcoming novel, “The President Is Missing.”

Clinton and Patterson are scheduled to visit the Little Rock on Saturday, June 9 to discuss the thriller as part of the Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series.


A press release from the Clinton School states:

“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.

The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center. The program does not include a public book signing, but copies of the book pre-signed by both authors will be available for pre-order from Wordsworth Books & Co. beginning April 6.