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Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00 PM ET | 5:00 PM PT: PBS Books presents this Author Talk with world’s best-selling author James Patterson and author Matt Eversmann about their latest collaborative book E.R. Nurses.

In celebration of ER Nurse Week, PBSs Books is honored to host this virtual engagement event with authors James Patterson and Matt Eversmann on October 12th as part of our ongoing program to bring quality programming to libraries and PBS stations.  The event will enable audiences to hear about the book and get a sneak peak into their process as they documented real-life stories of ER nurses who save lives everyday. This conversation will feature an intimate, moderated Q&As will be moments to learn about the care and curiosity that generates great writing. As always, this PBS Books content will be accessible to all audiences.

About the Authors

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. His enduring fictional characters and series include Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and Ali Cross, along with such acclaimed works of narrative nonfiction as Walk in My Combat Boots, E.R. Nurses, and his autobiography, James Patterson by James Patterson. Bill Clinton (The President Is Missing) and Dolly Parton (Run, Rose, Run) are among his notable literary collaborators. For his prodigious imagination and championship of literacy in America, Patterson was awarded the 2019 National Humanities Medal. The National Book Foundation presented him with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and nine Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family.

Matt Eversmann retired from the Army after twenty years of service. His last assignment was as an Infantry Company First Sergeant in the 10th Mountain Division during the surge in Iraq. He spent almost half of his career in the 75th Ranger Regiment and was a member of Task Force Ranger, the unit immortalized in the film Black Hawk Down. Matt and his family live in West Palm Beach where he runs his own consulting company, Eversmann Advisory.


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