From the Washington Post:

There is a widespread notion that "if you sell a lot of books, you've got to be peddling crap," she adds, and the problem is, it's sometimes true. There are big-name authors who "can't write and they can't plot."

"But we won't mention any names. Like James Patterson," Stephen says.

'Stephen' as in Stephen King, of course. 

(via Gwenda)