Raymond L. Atkins

Raymond L. Atkins resides in Rome, Georgia. His short stories have been published in Christmas Stories From Georgia, Christmas Through a Child’s Eyes, The Lavender Mountain Anthology, The Blood and Fire Review, The Old Red Kimono, Long Island Woman, and Savannah Magazine. His columns have appeared in The Rome News–Tribune, Memphis Downtowner Magazine, and Like the Dew. His first novel, The Front Porch Prophet, was released by Medallion Press in August of 2008 and went on to win the Independent Publishers Book Award for Best Regional Fiction as well as earning Atkins the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel. His second novel, Sorrow Wood, was released by Medallion Press in August of 2009 to critical acclaim. Atlanta magazine called it a “darkly humorous, casually clever mystery.” Publishers Weekly praised its “subtle humor and near pitch-perfect prose.” Camp Redemption is his third novel.