James Michael Pratt
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James Michael Pratt

James Michael Pratt is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling fiction author. Called "A master of moral fiction," by Booklist, his novels are filled with history laden plots, conflict, mystery, and romance.

People Magazine billed Pratt's breakout novel, The Last Valentine (1998-1999) "...a return ticket to Bridges of Madison Country territory." It became a Hallmark Hall of Fame World Premier Event in 2011 and a CBS Movie of the Week, under the name "The Lost Valentine," starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. It was rated the highest viewed program in its category for many years after.

The Lighthouse Keeper, (2000-2001) and Ticket Home (2001-2002) hit bestseller charts across the country. Kirkus Reviews called the trio "The fictionalization of The Greatest Generation," for the vivid portrayal of life and love before, during, and after World War Two.

Paradise Bay, (2002-2003) a timeless coming-of-age story is geographically set between LA and an abandoned fishing hamlet just north of Santa Barbara, CA. Paradise Bay holds secrets for a present day musician son who never knew his Vietnam War hero-father. Sweeping back to the 1950s-60s with social changes, music, horrors of Vietnam, we see a young aspiring "piano man," drafted into the Marines and then seriously wounded. His music sleeps with him for thirty years. He will awaken from a battle induced coma to a strange world with new music, a son he never knew, and a love he had thought lost forever.

The Good Heart, (2005) is in production (2018) for a revised edition. The story is set in the fast-paced, power-hungry climate of the nation's capital and Tallahassee, FL. depicting the entrapping of three troubled lives, one beating heart, and an unsolved murder. It forces the reader to consider the meaning of what one good heart can become as its own memories are transferred in transplants, which force -- for good or evil -- ripples through time with each recipient. A final film script accompanies the novel.

In memoirs created as tributes to everyday parents, James is re-publishing two inspirational parenting memoirs titled: "DAD, The Man Who Lied to Save the Planet" and "MOM, The Woman Who Made Oatmeal Stick to My Ribs." Both are tributes to the generation who gave America their best during the greatest conflict of all time, World War Two. Then, with common sense and moral values of the times, raised 9 children through the placid 1950's and turbulent 60's and 70's. Wisdom, humor, common sense, and a certain innocence abound in the telling of a coming of age boy at play in the fields and hills near the old Corriganville Movie Ranch in Simi Valley, CA.

NEW WORK: Pratt's newest work being represented for publication includes the love story titled: "When the Last Leaf Falls," a final tribute told through the eyes of a son, to a World War Two soldier who begs for understanding regarding the loss of his French wife and all of his comrades during the traumatic years of 1944-45. With the aid of his son, he retraces his wartime steps and in the end both men find that love, dreams, and triumph come to those whose hearts may be broken, but never surrender.

IN PRODUCTION: In 2018 Pratt puts the finishing touches on his first Christmas love story, "In a Wonderland Called Love." A ranch in fictional Love, Wyoming offers three people, Rachel Love Strong, aged wrangler Daniel Echohawk, and former Army Ranger Jake Monson a chance at love -- and for Jake something 18 years of constant fighting has not given him. Now, on Christmas Eve, a fierce snow storm brings them all together, and for Jake a chance to find the right girl, in his darkest hour, and perhaps a life of peace he never thought possible. When least expected, Love will provide the place, time, and answer to three troubled souls.

SPECIAL AUDIENCE WORK: Coming to Audio and Print on Demand in 2018...

James took out time over the years to craft works specifically designed for both the Christmas and Easter holidays, and also for the self-improvement and personal growth readership and listener.

"The Christ Report," a tale of regrets as old as the biblical story of a child born in a Bethlehem stable, and redemption for the most vilified Innkeeper of all time, is facilitated through a modern New York City Radio and TV talk show host. Intrigue, love, and the timeless Christmas and Easter stories embody the unique novel created to be enjoyed and embraced by the billions worldwide who call themselves believers.

"As a Man Thinketh" -- Millions of James Allen books have been sold since his mega bestseller debut in 1902, but now, inspired by this timeless non-fiction self-improvement classic, "As a Man Thinketh" James Pratt shines a light on what is needed most in the 21st Century -- a time of constant interruptions, distractions, and modern devices calling for our attention.

Now Pratt's, "As A Man Thinketh, In His Heart," is combined with the words of James Allen's complete bestselling text, in Print on Demand and Audio Book -- a Fall 2018 production for the lover of personal growth category work.

James Michael Pratt maintains a personal website at https://www.jamesmichaelpratt.com

His personal blog may be found at: blog.jamesmichaelpratt.com

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