Former President Bill Clinton waves goodbye to the crowd while exiting the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
Former President Bill Clinton waves to the crowd during a 2016 event in San Antonio in support of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Credit: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone / San Antonio Report

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on June 11 to promote his first novel, The President is Missing, which he co-wrote with best-selling thriller writer James Patterson.

The former president will discuss his experience writing and researching the book, which will be published on June 4. He’ll also spend time talking about the issues the novel raises in relation to current events, according to a press release.

Clinton has written four non-fiction works, including a best-selling autobiography, My Life, published in 2004 after he left office. It has sold more than 2.2 million copies.

For his first novel, he is collaborating with one of the top-selling authors in the world. Patterson is also one of the most prolific, with more than 35 works of stand-alone fiction, plus many more books in several long-running series.

Clinton uses his experiences in the Oval Office to influence the narrative of the novel, which features a United States president who goes missing in the midst of a world crisis, according to the writers.

Tickets for Clinton’s appearance go on sale next Friday, April 6, beginning at 10 a.m. They may be purchased online, over the phone at (210)223-8624, or in person at the Tobin Center’s box office.

Ticket prices range from $74.50 up to $149.50 for VIP tickets. The VIP package comes with a hardcover copy of the novel. A meet-and-greet pass will go on sale for $375 and includes premium seating, a photo opportunity with Clinton, and a signed copy of the novel.

Jeffrey Sullivan

Jeffrey Sullivan is a Rivard Report reporter. He graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Political Science.