Among the 25,000 copywriters and art directors I interviewed was a talented junior copywriter with a portfolio that I critiqued.
Over time, this junior writer became the Worldwide Creative Director of J. Walter Thompson, a huge advertising agency that was winning awards for Kodak, Burger King, Ford and other first-class clients.
His name was James Patterson.
In addition to supervising two hundred creative people and writing much of Thompson’s award-winning work, Jim Patterson wrote killer-thrillers in his spare time and developed an adrenaline-charged style that really connected with the reading public. His novels rocketed to the top of the best sellers lists every time.