Highly acclaimed author Raymond L. Atkins will read from his three novels at 12:30 p.m. on April 15th in the Floyd Campus Library. 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. Mr. Atkins holds a Masterís in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University.