Patricia Cornwell Net Worth

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Patricia Carroll Daniels net worth is
$25 Million

Patricia Carroll Daniels Wiki Biography

Patricia Carroll Daniels was born on the 9th June 1956 in Miami, Florida USA, and is a crime writer, who is best recognized for writing a number of popular series of crime novels, in which the lead protagonist is Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner, such as “Postmortem” (1990), “From Potter’s Field” (1995), “Blow Fly” (2003), and “The Bone Bed” (2012). Her writing career has been active since the early 1980s.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Patricia Cornwell is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Patricia counts his net worth at the amount of $25 million, accumulated through her successful career as one of the world’s best-selling female authors.

Patricia Cornwell Net Worth $25 Million

Patricia Cornwell is the middle child of Marilyn Zenner and Sam Daniels, who worked as a lawyer and served Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black; she is a descendant of author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her father left the family in 1961, so she moved with her mother and siblings to Montreat, North Carolina, where she was raised by Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, who spotted her writing skills. She went to Kings College in Bristol, Tennessee, and later transferred to Davidson College, from which she graduated with a BA degree in English in 1979.

Patricia began work as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer, editing TV listings and reporting crimes. In the next year, she won an Investigative Reporting Award for a series on prostitution, after which she moved to Richmond, Virginia, and began to write the biography of Ruth Bell Graham, entitled “A Time For Remembering: The Ruth Bell Graham Story”, which was published in 1983 – two years later, she won a Gold Medallion Book Award from the Evangelic Christian Publishers Association for the book, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

In 1984, Patricia was hired by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia, where she stayed for six years as a computer analyst and technical writer. At the same time, she began to work on her first novel, developing the lead protagonist Dr. Kay Scarpetta, and publishing it in 1990 under the title “Postmortem”, which became the first novel of the Scarpetta book series, which has subsequently won her a number of awards, including the American Edgar Award, and the British John Creasey Award. The book series is based on crime and forensic science, and it includes several other novels, such as “The Last Precinct” (2000), “Book Of The Dead” (2007), and “Dust” (2013), among others, all of which have increased her net worth by a large margin.

Additionally to the Scarpetta book series, Patricia has also written three fictions, recognized as the Trooper Andy Brazil/Superintendent Judy Hammer series. Furthermore, she also published the book “Portrait Of A Killer – Jack The Ripper: Case Closed” (2002), based on her theory that Jack the Ripper was famous painter Walter Sickert.

When it comes to her personal life, Patricia Cornwell has been married to Staci Ann Gruber, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, since 2006. Previously, she was married to Charles L. Cornwell, her English professor, from 1980 to 1989; she has no children. Patricia was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and she has suffered from depression and anorexia nervosa, perhaps partly due to not ‘outing’ herself until quite late in life, a year after her second marriage. In her free time, she is very active in charity work, as she has collaborated with a number of organizations, including the Virginia Institute for Forensic Science and Medicine, Harvard Art Museum, Crime Scene Academy, etc.

Full NamePatricia Cornwell
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthJune 9, 1956
Place Of BirthMiami, Florida, USA
ProfessionCrime writer
EducationDavidson College, King University
SpouseStaci Gruber (m. 2005), Charles Cornwell (m. 1980–1989)
ParentsSam Daniels, Marilyn Daniels
AwardsEdgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, CWA New Blood Dagger, Macavity Awards for Best First Mystery Novel, Anthony Award for Best First Novel
MoviesThe Front, At Risk, A.T.F.
1I don't believe any politician could or should take away the American people's right to bear arms, but I refuse to vote for any party that interferes in my personal choices, and tries to tell me who to be in love with or which God I should pray to.
2I'm still a journalist at heart. I need to see, hear, smell and feel something so I can convey the sensations to my reader. If I want to read about a dangerous new firearm, I go see an expert who show me how to use it and shows me the damage it can do. I've never had any interest in scuba-diving, but because in 'Flesh and Blood' Scarpetta dives off a boat and has a scene 100 feet underwater, I had to do it too.
3I find that people now have such short attention spans that I have to try really hard to keep the suspense going, so they don't have a reason to put down my book and read 20,000 Tweets instead. I constantly think about how people are reading and how they are managing their time, so I tailor my books to fit. Each chapter used to be twenty pages, but now it's ten pages. The books are still as long, just presented in shorter increments, like scenes in a movie.
4I write about crime, and my books are about the science of death - but also and much more so, about the art of life. When I sit down at my desk and write Scarpetta, I step through the looking glass and into her shoes. It's my job to endure if she's having a lousy day. I present her with a crime and make her life a misery by withholding information that I possess, but which she has to discover painstakingly, over the course of the book.
5Enlightenment; do no harm; and leave the world a better place than you found it.
6To almost die is to know that one day you will, and to never again feel the same about anything.
7When I was at college there were two things I vowed I'd never do. One was go to a funeral and the other was deal with computers. And then I ended up being a computer programmer in a morgue.
8It is important to me to live in the world I write about. If I want a character to do or know something, I want to do or know the same thing
9All cruelty in life is about abuse of power.
1Had a lecture and book signing at the Congress Centre in London on November 7th. [November 2005]
2Is the keynote speaker at the Markle Symposium in New Haven, Connecticut. [March 2005]
3Writing a serialization for the New York Times Magazine, called "At Risk". [February 2006]
4Attended the final exam for the crime scene investigators at the National Forensic Academy in Tennessee. [July 2005]
5Working on the 14th novel in the Scarpetta Series, which has the working title "Predator". [September 2004]
6Struggles with bipolar disorder.
7As of 2008, she is the most successful crime writer in the world.
8Counts spouses Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham as her personal mentors.
9Owns several handguns.
10Her first novel - "Postmortem" - was rejected seven times until it was eventually released in 1990.
11After J.K. Rowling, she is the world's second best-selling female author.
12Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pages 74-78. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
13On July 20, 1997, Cornwell coupled her Richmond, Va., book signing for Unnatural Exposure with a blood drive held by The Virginia Blood Services. The event raised 141 pints of blood, which is a record collection for a one-day drive.
14Has one Boston Terrier and four English Bulldogs [2003]
15Likes to play drums
16In the late '70s, she worked at the Charlotte Observer newspaper, inserting the daily television listings. She moved on to work in the newsroom, first as a clerk, and later as a police reporter.
17In 1980, she won an investigative reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association. The award was for a series she did on prostitution for the Charlotte Observer newspaper.
18When working at the Charlotte Observer, she wrote under the byline "Patsy Daniels".
19Born to Marilyn and Sam Daniels.
20Her former spouse, Charles Cornwell, edited her book "Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed".
21Moved to Montreat, North Carolina at age seven, with her mother and siblings.
22Is a middle child with two brothers: Jim (one year older) and John (three years younger)
23She helped establish the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine
24Her first book was a biography of Ruth Bell Graham, whom she had befriended as a child, called A Time for Remembering. It was published in 1983.
25Was a police reporter
26In 1984 she took a job in the Virginia medical examiner's office and for six years she worked at the morgue, first as a technical writer, then as a computer analyst
27Graduated in 1979 with a degree in literature
28A descendant of author Harriet Beecher Stowe.


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