“Californium comes alive through its obsession with detail—not simply in how precisely Johnson evokes the era and locale, but in how details are vitally important to every single character.”
-Paul Fuhr, The Live Oak Review
“Johnson has written a new rites of passage in the Golden State. The boys in Californium are full of American hope and their reckoning is written with vivid care.”
-Ron Carlson, author of Return to Oakpine
“The only thing I’d add is one more band name: Dowager Orgy.”
-Denis Johnson, National Book Award-winning author
October 16, 2016 interview on The How The Why podcast.
October 3, 2016 interview on Fuhrious with Paul Fuhr podcast.
August 1, 2016 interview with Writers & Readers Magazine.
1.31.18 – Alumni spotlight in K-State English
11.14.17 – Upcoming author event at 2018 SOKY Book Fest
10.13.17 – A music playlist is up for Californium at Largehearted Boy
7.20.17 – Californium reviewed and paired with a beer at Books + Brews
7.3.17 – Californium named a Staff Pick at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR
6.29.17 – Closing in on 100 ratings on Goodreads
10.7.16 – New review of Californium at Like Oak Review
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