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The original Portland railroad station, mentioned in many Kelland books and magazine stories. His last glimpse of  "the Golden Age", as he left Portland at the age of ten, to move to Detroit, "so he could have advantages".
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Don Parker said:   April 7, 2010 4:32 am PST
Does anyone know where I can find Kelland's "Declaration of Principles" written in 1950? Any help would be awesome. Thanks.

Franciene said:   March 21, 2010 9:00 pm PST
Does anyone have any info regarding CBK's time in Phoenix, Arizona? I have been told I bought the home which was his winter residence - maybe in 1930-1950.

Bill Henry said:   February 9, 2010 6:19 am PST
Does anyone know how I can get a copy of "The Opera Hat" or of any link so that I could read it online? Thanks

Jeff Grajek said:   June 30, 2009 10:21 am PST
Great site. I love reading about writers, authors and people of this time period who made a difference.

Ray Trumpower said:   June 7, 2009 5:59 pm PST
I am interested in Kellands influences pertaining to "Cats paw" It seems to be a deviation from his other work.

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"I'm a fond reader of the "Mark Tidd" and "Catty Atkins" series. We're planning a trip to Portland this week and will visit some of the Kelland sites. I hope the museum becomes a reality." Howie S. 10/10/2010

"CBK is on my favorites list because it was reading him as a kid that turned me in to a Reader (capital R)." Darrol, 12/1/08.

"It's true that Clarence Kelland is sadly overlooked as a writer; I am very fond of the Mark Tidd books as my father read them as a boy. "  Mike D. 2/17/09.

"Hi Michael.  I have read all of the Mark Tidd books (once as a kid and again in my second childhood) and I believe all the Scattergood books (I have three).  I have always enjoyed them.  " Asa K. 11/27/06.

"I was reading a book tonight--Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain--that mentioned Clarence Budington Kelland's character Scattergood Baines. The Swain book, written in 1965, is a how-to on storytelling and writing popular fiction. Swain brings up Scattergood Baines to show that the main character in a novel need not be physcially attractive, though he doesn't say why Baines is not. ...So half an hour later I'm reading the first chapter of Scattergood Baines on the internet, courtesy of the Guttenberg Project. I like it! I'll probably finish it. So I start Googling CBK and end up with mention of your store.
Just another trip down the internet rabbithole, but a pleasant one. I won't waste your time further. Just wanted to tell my fascinating-to-me story and say hi. 
I live in Southern California. However, if I ever come anywhere near Portland, I will definitely be stopping in for some Kelland memorabilia." Bill M. 5/28/07,

"Kelland was a good writer.   Thinking about him makes me reflect on how transitory fame is.  I mean, the guy was one of the best-known writers in the country and today very few people have even heard of him, much less read him.  "  Chuck A. 7/1/07.

"I just found the Web site - how I managed not to know about CBK is beyond me, especially as I'm a huge fan of Frank Capra!"  Matt K. 1/21/08.

"Hi, I'm interested in Mark Tidd books and copies of the Mark Tidd's that were not published in book form (i.e. those published in American Boy magazine only)." Stephen R. 1/28/08.


"Thank you very much for stopping in. I really appreciate you clueing me in to such an overlooked major figure in our area." David V. 4/17/08.

 

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