Reading and Book Signing with Raymond Atkins at Cooper-Young Night Out
Thursday, June 6th
Reading and Book signing
(Mercer University Press, $25.95 hardcover)
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Reading at 6:00
“Everything about Camp Redemption says the novel is a Janus, one head looking toward comedy and local color and the grittiness of daily life in a North Georgia realm of blessed backwardness, the other head peering–though not without comedy–into regions of the afterlife.”
–Marly Youmans, author of A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
Raymond L. Atkins resides in Rome, Georgia, where he is an instructor of English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. His first novel, The Front Porch Prophet, was published by Medallion Press in 2008 and was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel. His second novel,Sorrow Wood, was published by Medallion Press in 2009. His third novel, Camp Redemption, has been released by Mercer University Press and was awarded the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. He is currently writing his fourth novel, Sweetwater Blues.