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Donald Michael Platt

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Born and raised inside San Francisco, I graduated from Lowell High School and received my B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. After two years in the Army, I went to graduate school at San Jose State where one of my short stories was published in the college’s literary magazine, THE REED, and I won a bathch of awards in the annual SENATOR PHELAN LITERARY CONTEST.

After teaching English and Creative writing at Los Gatos Union High School, I moved to southern California and began my professional writing career. I sold to the TV series, MR. NOVAK, ghosted YOUR HAIR AND YOUR DIET for health food guru, Dan Dale Alexander, and wrote for and with diverse producers, among them as Harry Joe Brown, Sig Schlager, Albert J. Co
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Donald Michael Platt pdr, I am elated. Peer positive reviews are the best. Also, CLOSE TO THE SUN is a finalist in two awards contests: Indie Excellence Awards and New…morepdr, I am elated. Peer positive reviews are the best. Also, CLOSE TO THE SUN is a finalist in two awards contests: Indie Excellence Awards and New Generation Indie Awards for Military Fiction.

There is confusion at HNS. I mistook Indie for independent publisher when I submitted BODO for a review at HNS. I should have submitted it as mainstream. That is why the review will not appear in the current issue. Indie means pay to publish or pay to have the word edited.

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Donald Michael Platt Princess, Altessa, Alteza, I saw your wonderful review of Bodo on Amazon and here on Goodreads. I will go to your blog today. To answer your question,…morePrincess, Altessa, Alteza, I saw your wonderful review of Bodo on Amazon and here on Goodreads. I will go to your blog today. To answer your question, I found no evidence of Bodo-Eleazar life in al-Andaluz after 847 AD, except for a mention of him in Sura 876 Ad that I referenced in my author's and Historical Notes section. I would have to write a fictional sequel, so the rest of his life is left to the reader's imagination. If you liked Bodo so well, I am sure you would enjoy my novel of 17th century Spain, ROCAMORA.

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Average rating: 4.22 · 67 ratings · 42 reviews · 6 distinct works
Rocamora: Man of Masks

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A Gathering of Vultures

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Close to the Sun

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Bodo, the Apostate

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Donald I am delighted to announce that my novel of 17th century Spain, ROCAMORA, has been republished in soft cover by Briona Glen and is available on Amazon Kindle (UK, France, and Germany too), iPads, Ebooks, etc. through Smashwords.


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Donald James wrote: "Thanks Donald for accepting my friendship request.

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James Piper Thanks Donald for accepting my friendship request.

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Donald My pleasure.


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for adding me as a friend, Donald. Appreciate it. Please click on the link below and watch the YouTube video to see what folks are saying about my first novel "FORBIDDEN STEPS".

Have a great day and thanks again, Ed Rambeau

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Christine Hi Donald, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Donald Christine wrote: "Hi from down under Donald. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
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I shall, and please see the review of my novel of 17th century Spain, Rocamora by a New Zealand lady at

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Christine Hi from down under Donald. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
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Blessings CJ


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Donald My pleasure.


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Rita Thanks for your friendship, Donald!
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Rosemary Thank you for adding me. Are you planning to attend the Historical Novel Society conference in June?
Best wishes with your magnum opus.


Dianne Ascroft Thanks for inviting me to join your friends. It's great to meet another historical fiction writer. Historical fiction and horror - that's an interesting combination!

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Anthony I like your quote: "Chronology is not destiny." Thanks for finding me and all the best with your diverse interests.

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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Donald and thanks for adding me. Your porfolio is so impressive....you taught creative writing! If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!
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