American novelist and newspaper editorial writer. His NY Times bestselling books include The Thursday Letters and Xmas Jars. He released his debut book, The James Magic, in 2004. He composed op-eds for such magazines as the Chicago Tribune as well as the Washington Times. Blessed in Missouri to Sandra Fletcher and William Wright, he spent his youth in Illinois, Virginia, and European countries. He founded PoliticalDerby.com, a internet site that ranked Barack Obama against other applicants jogging in 2008 for the American presidency.