Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SNES Omnibus Writer Spotlight #51 - Patrick Hickey

In all the years I’ve been writing professionally—more than two decades (yikes!)—few people have been as supportive as my good friend Pat Hickey Jr., a journalism professor who has shared my videos and Amazon links, contributed stories for my Super Nintendo books, promoted my 100 Greatest book, reached out to ask how I was doing, given me shout-outs in multiple podcasts, interviewed me about my work, and much more. He even asked if I’d like to write the foreword to his excellent book, The Minds Behind the Games, which of course I readily agreed to.

In addition to writing about games, Patrick is a devoted family man to his beautiful wife and daughter and an all-around cool guy. When I had the chance to meet up with him on my trip to New York last summer, we had a blast talking shop and checking out the local sights, bookstores, restaurants, and, of course, video game haunts. Pat is all energy all the time, and I’m proud to call him my friend and colleague. Thanks, Pat!