Donald Michael Platt: Author & Screenwriter


Author Donald Michael Platt and his cat, Bodo

Author Donald Michael Platt and his cat, Bodo

Here you will find information on my books, and other projects in the works. I  hope you enjoy the site, and feel free to contact me with any questions.


My new novel, Bodo The Apostate will be released on Monday, September 29, 2014

344 pages

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-61807-125-5

Mobi (Kindle) ISBN 13: 978-1-61807-126-2

Paperback Price: $14.99, Kindle Price: $3.99



Bodo, the Apostate by Donald Michael Platt



In a time of intolerance, following your conscience is a dangerous choice…


“In the meantime, a credible report caused all ecclesiastics of the Catholic Church to lament and weep.”

-Prudentius of Troyes, Annales Bertiniani, anno 839

On Ascension Day May 22, 838, Bishop Bodo, chaplain, confessor, and favorite of both his kin, Emperor Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, and Empress Judith, caused the greatest scandal of the Carolingian Empire and the 9th century Roman Church.

Bodo, the novel, dramatizes the causes, motivations, and aftermath of Bodo’s astonishing cause célèbre that took place during an age of superstitions, a confused Roman Church, heterodoxies, lingering paganism, broken oaths, rebellions, and dissolution of the Carolingian Empire.