Literary Birthday – 18 May – Andrew Gross

Happy Birthday, Andrew Gross, born 18 May 1952.


  1. I don’t like writing straight-up thrillers. I like writing about families hurled into crisis and danger – soccer moms and regular dads and husbands who might have to rescue their daughters or who are, say, hedge fund managers and have one foot on the sidelines watching their kids and the other in nefarious cover-ups and conspiracies.
  2. As for suspense, I like to write books that draw you into the hero’s plight from the opening pages, where people put their lives on the line for something – a belief, a family member, the truth.
  3. People have said my books have a lot of pace and heart, but mostly, I’m only trying to tell a gripping story, of family or greed or desperation, one in which ordinary people might step into the shoes of those things are happening to and ask themselves if they fit the role of a hero, and then root for one for a while.

Andrew Gross is an American author of New York Times and international bestselling thrillers. He is also co-author of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson. His novels include 15 SecondsEverything to Lose, and No Way Back.

Read our interview with Andrew Gross

Source for image: Writers Write Event

 by Amanda Patterson

Please click here for our Literary Birthday Calendar

Posted on: 18th May 2018