Sheryl Johnston Communications

Author and Western Michigan University alum Kelly Daniels will read from his memoir Cloudbreak California on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Michigan News Agency in Kalamazoo. Cloudbreak California begins with Daniels’ father who confesses to murdering a man and then disappears. Then the story follows Daniels as he travels to places like Mexico and Guatemala, living simply, meeting colorful characters, and searching for a story to write.

T. Geronimo Johnson
Elizabeth Cowan

What do combat trauma, male coming-of-age, family, racial identity and out-of-race adoption have in common? They’re the central themes of Hold It ‘til It Hurts, the debut novel by T-Geronimo Johnson.