America's Forgotten Author

60 Novels,
30+ Hollywood Movies,
Over 61 years of writing, 
Over 10 million printed words, 
Over 400 published short stores

Famous Michigan author Clarence Budington Kelland was born in Portland, Michigan, on July 11, 1881, where he lived until he was ten years old.

Mr. Kelland  was best known for his "Scattergood Baines" stories in the American Magazine. He also created such fictional heroes as Mark Tidd, Catty Atkins, Scipio, and Mr. Deeds.  His short stories appeared regularly in serial form in the The American Boy, Saturday Evening Post, The American Magazine,  Women's Home Companion, Country Gentleman and Munsey's magazines.

Kelland produced over sixty novels and over 400 short stories in his sixty-one years of writing. His boyhood memories of Portland were to form the basis for the characters and setting in many of his stories.  Several of his writings provided the basis for motion pictures, radio programs, and television shows.  He died February 18, 1964, at the age of 82..

From the 1920s through the 1950s, "Bud" Kelland was one of the most widely read and highest paid authors in the world. Today, the millions of adoring Kelland fans, the "Greatest Generaton", are passing into history, and, along with them, the memory of one of America's greatest authors.

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