Kokomo Kid is about more than just growing up in a medium-sized Indiana city, where factories flourished and neighbors were actually neighborly. It’s about the human dynamic and how our past forms and sometimes even predicts our future, whether we like it or not. It is what we do with those feelings and memories rising from good and bad moments that defines our character as we meander toward our golden years. This simple and sincere book is a sentimental journey to a time of innocence, love, and lost loves—a nostalgic, introspective, inspiring peek into the diary of the atypical childhood of a midwestern gal.
About the Author
Cheryl Soden Moreland is a born-and-bred Hoosier, actually growing up simultaneously in two Indiana cities—Kokomo and Indianapolis—having been raised by her mother’s parents almost since birth; living and going to school in Kokomo during weekdays; and visiting parents and siblings in Indianapolis on weekends, during school breaks, and holidays. This non-traditional upbringing resulted in a diverse, anything-but-dull lifestyle, causing pendulum-swinging emotions as she had to conform to strict grandparents and then to indulgent parents and back again on a regular basis. Cheryl had to be two kids in one, which has ultimately lent itself to creating someone who can easily see and appreciate two sides to every story and who possesses a better understanding of and a heart for kids who dwell in an environment of uncertainty and insecurity.