James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he holds the Guinness World Record for being the first person to sell 1 million e-books.
When he is spotted by Steve and Roger, they decides to pitch their personas of "Wheels and the Legman" for one of his books, but they are given the brush off, augmented by one of his ever-present cardboard cutouts of himself. In the hotel bar, he compliments Francine's writing of dialog, but when Roger and Steve arrive, he slips away again.
After Roger first fakes a kidnapping of Francine, and then she is actually kidnapped later, all of their suspects have alibis. They spot Mr. Patterson leaving the hotel wearing high-heeled shoes that match footprints that they found in her room. Roger flings Steve like a bowling ball, knocking him over and freeing Francine from his bag, they discover that he planned force her to write youth novels for him as he believes that his writing is too advanced for them. While they are getting in their final words, he manages to get away, where he steals their characters for his book, changing them to "Skids and the Walking Guy", as well as taking their movie distribution ideas.