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JP Ratto is a husband and wife collaborative writing team. EVERYTHING TO LOSE, TRUST NO ONE, STOP AT NOTHING  and MOVE TO SPIKE are the first four books in a series featuring private investigator Lucas Holt.

Judy’s career began as a children’s author. She attended Hofstra University’s Writing for Children Intensive in the summer of 2010. She has written an upper middle-grade fantasy adventure and a children’s mystery chapter book. Judy also does free-lance editing.

Pete Ratto, a former member of the U.S. Navy serving half his enlistment with the U.S. Marine Corp, is a retired corporate accountant and is now writing full time.


Both are avid readers of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense. Active in a critique group made up of local authors, they enjoy discussions on all aspects of the craft of writing. Pete enjoys photography, writing and going to the beach. In her spare time, Judy paints watercolors. They have two grown children, a son, and a daughter. Pete and Judy live in southern Florida with their cats, Gillian and Molly.

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