James Mikel Wilson holds BA and MBA degrees. During a 43 year career at a multinational corporation, he traveled to 31 countries and 47 states. He has also resided overseas. Along the way, he took a keen interest in local governments, cultures, and international affairs. Wilson served with the 101st Airborne Division and is a Son of the American Revolution. He collects books written and signed by Presidents and First Ladies.
In October 2020 Wilson released his fourth book: "Ghosts of Presidents Past - A Reckoning." This book is a work of historical fiction and political parody. It was modeled after Charles Dickens’s "A Christmas Carol. "Both are statements of the times.
Wilson’s previous work of historical fiction, "Churchill and Roosevelt: The Big Sleepover at the White House" won The 2018 Author Academy Award in Historical Fiction. He was one of only five authors invited worldwide to sign books at the 50th Anniversary of the National Churchill Museum. A London playwright converted the work for the stage. The producers plan to premiere in England in 2021 and then in the United States. The author has written two other books. "Paw Tracks Here and Abroad: A Dog’s Tale"and "Mr. Froggy’s Dilemma." He has also posted several blogs on his website that he calls American Stories.
Churchill and Roosevelt: The Big Sleepover at the White House
President Franklin Roosevelt hosts Winston Churchill in the White House for three weeks Christmas 1941 and early New Year 1942. Churchill's visit is perhaps the most important event during WWII. What was discussed there and decided set the Allies on a course to victory. The two characters engage each other in first person voice. They share personal matters in their lives, joy, humor, and frustration. They become friends.
Mr. Froggy's Dilemma2018
Paw Tracks Here and Abroad: A Dog's Tale2014
Awards and Recognition
- Churchill and Roosevelt won the 2018 Author Academy Award in historical fiction. A London playwright has converted it to the stage. The producers plan to premiere in England 2021 and then the United States. Wilson was one of just five authors from around the world invited to sign books at the 50th Anniversary of the National Churchill Museum.