Kin Platt Message Board
Chris Platt posts on 8/28/2007 2:54:28 PM
Hi, Lois, and Welcome! No, we don't yet have a mailing list (and I'm unsure how you could give me your e-mail/address on this board without EVERYBODY getting it, anyway), so best to just keep watching this board for announcements. You can also keep updated by looking up Kin Platt on the Three Investigators site. We keep those folks updated, too. Funny about The Boy Who Could make Himself Disappear. A great book, but it made a lousy movie, called Baxter, even though it starred the great Patricia Neal in a beefed-up part. I had always thought it was the fault of the screenwriter until I myself commissioned a young writer to do a new screenplay of the book. It was just awful, so we'll probably just try to get it republished in book form from here on in.
Lois Greene posts on 8/28/2007 2:18:12 PM
What an unexpected pleasure to find you here, Chris. I would love to be on a mailing list if you have one, letting people know which books have been reissued or are about to be. The Boy Who Could Make Himself Disappear was my introduction to your Dad's work. Thank you for making these works available to new generations of readers.
Chris Platt posts on 8/27/2007 2:42:44 PM
Yes, Scholastic was among the first places we turned, but they were not interested in resurrecting a 40-year old title. As I wrote here earlier a couple of weeks ago, we've just signed with Farrar Straus & Giroux to publish one of my father's unpublished works, a historical novel called A Puzzle for Thoreau. That's due out in about a year. depending on how it does, FSG may pick up The Blue Man, which was the Steve-but-no-Sinbad "prequel" to Sinbad and Me. If it does, maybe they'll go for the whole trilogy. In the meantime, two movie production companies have expressed interest in making a feature film out of Sinbad. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Thanks for writing in.
David posts on 8/26/2007 4:24:43 PM
My daughter has recently been gobbling up Nancy Drew mysteries which got me reminiscing. Sinbad and Me tops my favorite list from my own kidhood. Cyphers that work, architecture, intergenerational friendships... the book is a marvel. Like others here I was dismayed to find it unavailable for my own kids. I'm delighted to hear that your family is going to reprint this amazing book. Have you thought about approaching Scholastic?
Chris Platt posts on 8/26/2007 12:50:57 AM
Cindy, please wake up! You posted to this same website/message board one week ago. You were in the wrong place then, and you are in the wrong place now. Don't you follow your posts to see them once they've been accepted? This is a message board for people interested in the life and works of the late author Kin Platt. If you want affordable insurance in Maryland, go GOOGLE something like AFFORDABLE INSURANCE IN MARYLAND. You'll have more luck doing that than you will here at this message board.
Chris Platt posts on 8/21/2007 12:02:35 AM
well, welcome to the board. Are you a fan of Kin Platt's books. Would you like to discuss them?
Chris Platt posts on 8/19/2007 9:56:21 AM
Cindy, you should look before you leap. This is a message board intended for readers and fans of the late author Kin Platt. How you got the idea that this is a place to discuss affordable health insurance is unimaginable. Go GOOGLE "affordable health insurance in Maryland" or something, and please leave this message board for any fans out there that still want to use it to communicate about Kin Platt's books.
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CHRIS PLATT posts on 6/3/2007 5:49:53 PM
Achtung Oliver! Please pay attention to where you post. Nobody at this message board cares that the manufacturer of a digital camera is Minolta. This is the Kin Platt message board, for messages about Kin Platt and his works -- not about cameras.
Chris Platt posts on 1/27/2007 5:19:58 PM
Yes, we think it would be wonderful, too. Our current plan is to self-publish the books all over again, in more-or-less the order they first came out. But we'd group them in such a way that first would come all the Steve Forrester/Sinbad books (at @1-year intervals), then perhaps the three Chloris novels (1-yr intervals), his two teen gang books, Doomsday Gang and Headman (ditto), his "disturbed teen" books, Boy Who Could Make Himself Disappear, Hey Dummy, Flames Going Out), his Max Roper mysteries, etc. We're also trying to get some of these books turned into movies or television. Also, there are about 22 UN-published manuscripts we're trying to get published for the first time, at traditional publishing houses.
So ... If you are friendly with any movie producers or publishers, we'd love to hear from THEM, too. When things start to "Pop!" you'll hear about them here. Thanks.
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