On my friend Patrick Wohlmut’s blog “i want to be sedated,” he recently wrote that writer’s fans apparently like a rough and tumble, pseudo-bohemian image. To wit:
My friend Steve Patterson should, by all rights, be extraordinarily famous. Not only is he a kick-ass writer, he has the kind of look that screams, “Hard Drinking, World Traveling, Gonzo Journalist.” It’s very appealing.This is extraordinary to me because, of course, I don’t know whatever he’s talking about. In my mind’s eye, I seem to be just another mild-mannered editor by day who tends to his garden and just occasionally writes plays where people jam guns in the mouths of other people and scream. Go figure. But, hey, if it helps sales….
P.S.: It should be noted that Patrick is also a certified kick-ass writer.