Bill Clinton, James Patterson Writing Novel Together

Former President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson are writing a novel together, two top publishing companies announced Monday. The book, The President Is Missing, will be released in June 2018. According to Publishers Weekly, Clinton and Patterson have been friends since they met on a golf course a decade ago, and the book idea originated with Bob Barnett, an attorney in Washington, D.C. “Working on a book about a sitting president—drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works—has been a lot of fun,” Clinton said. Patterson said it has been “the highlight of my career” to work with Clinton. “Having access to his firsthand experience has uniquely informed the writing of his novel,” he added.