Paul V. Pratt, a member of the Hobart Class of 1957, has recently had his first novel released from Dorrance Publishers. The book is titled “The Conservative Approach” and is an action novel. Pratt received his degree in economics, and served three years in the U.S. Army before joining the state police. He retired from the state police in 1978, and took up writing. He was featured in the Watertown Daily Times on Tuesday, Nov. 11.