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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kelly Daniels  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Daniels lives with his wife and young son in Rock Island, Illinois, where he teaches creative writing at Augustana College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kelly Daniels has traveled extensively. He has held many jobs over the years including a production manager of a furniture factory in Guatemala, newspaper reporter in Mexico and bartender in numerous places.His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in ''Puerto del Sol'', ''Cimarron Review'', ''Third Coast'', ''Sonora Review'', ''South Dakota Review'', ''Santa Clara Review'', ''GSU Review'', ''Orange Coast Review'', ''Eyeshot'' and other journals.


Among other awards, he recently won first prize in Creative Nonfiction at the San Miguel Writers' Conference.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''Publicist''' Sheryl Johnston (773) 472-2254 [] '''Publisher ''' Keith Waters Owl Canyon Press 621 Pleasant Street Boulder, CO 80302 (720) 492-3124 [] '''Distributor''' Ingram Book Company (615) 213-7015 []

Selected Titles At Your Library

Cloudbreak, California :
ISBN: 0983476454. OCLC Number: 829743361

Owl Canyon Press,. .

His mother lost to a cult, his footloose surfer father in jail for murder, Kelly Daniels was left adrift in 1970s California, to figure out how to grow up without any role models. As a young man, he outwandered even his hapless father. Finally. years later, he reunites with his father, and he takes up writing.