Patrick was born in 1981 and grew up in London. Following a degree in Hispanic Studies from Bristol University and a Masters in journalism from University of the Arts, London he worked as a TV critic for Time Out and then spent a decade writing about travel and lifestyle for newspapers, magazines and guidebooks, from The Telegraph and The Independent to Metro and Attitude magazine.

He is now juggling travel and features writing with screenwriting and his first book, a work of extraordinary literary and cultural import, Girl, Please: The GBF's Guide To Dating.