DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Irina Balabanova is a beautiful Ukrainian girl, twenty-seven years of age and heartbroken. John Masters, a middle-aged American businessman, travels to eastern Ukraine on an ill-advised romantic venture, and is stranded in Kharkov with the onset of winter. Despite their wide differences of culture, language, and generation, the two are brought together in a whirlwind of love and adventure.
But their dreams of a life together are threatened by the acts of an extremely jealous Ukrainian State Security officer, who will stop at nothing to stop Irina from leaving their native country to marry an American. With perseverance and divine intervention, their love story unfolds in the most incredible way.
Inspired by actual events, Miracle From Ukraine is a story of international intrigue, faith, and romance.
James Herbert Harrison, a native of Cape Girardeau,
Missouri, has lived and worked throughout the continental United States as a
businessman and industrial equipment and software sales representative. He
currently resides in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife, Maryna, and their
thirteen-year-old son. James has an older son who remains in Cape Girardeau and two older stepkids. The family are active and proud members of Lenexa
Baptist Church in Lenexa, Kansas.MJames’ pedigree as a writer began ten years earlier with the
publishing of his first novel Quest For Power, a political thriller soon to be
re-released as The Programmer. Miracle From Ukraine, a totally different
departure in the genre, was inspired by the real-life saga of James and Maryna, having experienced many of the actual events in the story. James is currently
working on future planned releases of The Programmer and The Racer.