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James Patterson Headlines Fundraiser
Bestselling author speaks at benefit for OSU Libraries

(July 6, 2012 Stillwater, Okla.) –James Patterson, author of more than 60 bestselling titles, is the keynote speaker for the 2012 H. Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series on September 14. 

Patterson is best-known for his thriller series such as Alex Cross and the Women’s Murder Club, however his works also include a number of award-winning children’s books. A prolific writer, Patterson has six hardbacks slated for upcoming release.

“The Friends of the OSU Library have hosted an amazing slate of authors for this series. This year we wanted someone who not only had an impressive body of work, but who would also deliver the brilliant keynote our guests have come to expect,” said Sheila Johnson, dean of libraries.

The September 14 Cobb Speaker Series will include a welcome reception and dinner. After dinner, Patterson will speak and take questions from the audience. A signing reception will follow, and selections of Patterson’s work will be available for purchase.

Seating is limited, and reservations must be made by August 29. Individual tickets are $100, and half the cost is a tax-deductible gift to the Friends of the OSU Library. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Call 405-744-7273 or visit to make reservations.

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