James Michael Pratt: Mormon Author
James Michael Pratt is a novelist who found his niche in romantic fiction. His first novel The Last Valentine catapulted him to number 29 on the New York Times bestseller list in 1998. It was adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, entitled The Lost Valentine, that premiered in 2011 and garnered over 14 million viewers. It continues to be viewed via DVD. The book was re-released under the film’s title.
Pratt’s other titles include Ticket Home, The Lighthouse Keeper, The Good Heart, The Christ Report, and Paradise Bay. He penned parenting memoirs entitled Dad, the Man Who Lied to Save the Planet and Mom, The Woman Who Made Oatmeal Stick to My Ribs. Booklist called him a master of moral fiction.
He also co-produced the war documentary Between Iraq and a Hard Place that was directed and produced by his brother Rex J. Pratt.
Pratt is a native of California. He built a career in the business world, but after the recession in the early 1990s, he moved to Utah and worked as a construction manager by day and wrote at night. He and his wife are the parents of two children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.