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James Ponti Books In Order

Publication Order of Mystery Files Of Shelby Woo Books

History Mystery (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Monster (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends in Need (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Journey Of Allen Strange Books

Election Connection (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Camp Rock: Second Session Books

Second Off! (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right Chord (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pirates Of The Caribbean Books

On Stranger Tides Junior Novel (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Stranger Tides: Movie Storybook (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dead City Books

Dead City (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Moon (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Days (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Florian Bates Books

Framed! (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Escape Clause: Junior Novelization (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race to Witch Mountain: Junior Novel (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
G-Force: Junior Novel (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disney's A Christmas Carol: Junior Novel (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Junior Novel (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tron: The Movie Storybook (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


James Ponti is an author most widely renowned for his work on the Dead City trilogy.

+Biography

James Ponti was born in Pisa, Italy. Raised in Atlantic Beach, Florida, James attended the University of Southern California, eventually graduating with a degree in screenwriting from USC Film School. Over the years, James has written numerous books. Having spent a considerable portion of his career in the Television industry as a writer and producer, James Ponti has crafted content for the likes of the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, History Channel and Spike TV.

On the occasions that he has been questioned about the driving force that impelled him to write, James has spoken of the whirlpools of imagination that kept him occupied as a child. At the tender age of ten years James knew he wanted to become a writer, and as with many writers, his inspiration can be traced back to his unique and rather colorful family.

Not unlike many families, James’ family loved to tell stories, especially regarding the many trips they undertook and the funny things that befell them. It was during such trips that James would indulge in various games of ‘What If’, during which he would craft different scenarios based on his surroundings that the family would explore using their imagination, the game further instilling in him the excitement writers experience every time they create new worlds and characters.

In the years that followed, James Ponti’s determination to pursue writing didn’t waver, though he debated frequently with himself over which of the various fields of writing he would pursue (journalism, screenwriter, playwright etc).

James Ponti is not afraid to admit that he is unlike most of his peers; while most novelists spent their young lives buried in mounds of books, James barely read as a child. In fact, when he did read, it was with some reluctance.

In defense of his lack of interest in reading, James has often spoken about his rather lacking speed as a reader, the author admitting to feeling frustrated during his teenage years that others could read so quickly; it is hardly surprising that he chose to avoid these feelings of frustration by giving books a wide berth.

And even in those few occasions when the love of reading struck him (which was quite rare, since James Ponti didn’t have the patience to sit still long enough to read during his earlier years), there were few books in his local library capable of resonating with him.

Instead, James Ponti’s love and interests lay solely with the movie theater, where he spent many an hour, watching and re-watching his favorite films; it is hardly surprising that he pursued screenwriting in college.

James’ background as a film major is evident in his work, with the author admitting that he endeavors to structure his books like movies. In contrast to his younger self, James Ponti loves to read. He picked up the habit in college and regrets the fact that he didn’t pursue the activity as a child.

James Ponti is not a full time novelist. He is a television producer with a regular job, working for NBC Sports. James gets most of his writing done at night and on the weekends.

Because he wasn’t a fun of reading as a kid, James has admitted to approaching his novels and writing them in a manner than would have appealed to him and possibly even coerced him to read at that young age.

+Dead City

Molly Bigelow isn’t your typical tween. By day she’s a student at MIST (Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology). However, her life is about so much more than school, homework, extracurricular activities and friends.

Molly is a zombie hunter, just like her mother; however this considerably crucial fact about her life is news to Molly. Not only must she come to terms with the existence of zombies, and the fact that they are everywhere within the city, but she must accept her duty as supernatural cop, essentially purposed to police them and keep the peace.

Molly would like nothing better than to blend into the background of normal life. However, ‘regular’ simply isn’t possible when your mother is the most dangerous and possibly the most revered zombie hunter in New York History.

Dead City has everything you want out of a young adult novel and even more. Molly is a smart, strong heroine and she will entertain and thrill both young and adult readers, probably because James Ponti makes no attempt to dumb his content down for younger audience.

The dialogue is witty, the plot is great and the ending will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Dead city is funny, gritty and suspenseful, many times delivering scenes and chapters that are downright spooky.

One cannot help but love James Ponti’s amazing cast of characters; and the fact that the novel plays out more like a movie than the typical book only enhances its quality.

Young adult enthusiasts might disparage James Ponti’s first novel in the Dead City series for its lack of romance; however, it is for this very reason that readers are showing so much enthusiasm for this book, especially those individuals that might have turned away from all things young adult because of the emphasis on romance over all else.

+Blue Moon

Upon learning that the undead shared New York with the living, Molly didn’t think that her life could get any more shocking or unexpected. However, her surprise upon learning of her Mother’s fame as a legendary zombie killer was almost immediately compounded when Molly learned that she might not be as dead as everyone thought.

With these secrets and more weighing upon her, Molly must undertake a journey with her Omega team to track down the original thirteen zombies, a mission that will test her loyalties to her friends and family.

While it doesn’t exactly capture the highs of its predecessor, Blue Moon, the second novel in the Dead city series, encapsulates the mystery and adventure that makes Dead city so amazing.

With an intriguing story and further exploration into Molly’s family life, Blue Moon is a worthy successor to Dead city, filled with amazing dialogue and an expanding cast of even more intriguing characters.

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