Raymond L. Atkins resides in Rome, Georgia. He teaches English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Creative Writing at Reinhardt University.
His first novel, The Front Porch Prophet, was published in 2008 and was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel.
His second novel, Sorrow Wood, was published in 2009.
His third novel, Camp Redemption, was released in 2013 and was awarded the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction and the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year Award for Fiction.
His fourth novel, Sweetwater Blues, was a Townsend Prize nominee, the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year runner-up for fiction, and the 2016 selection for One Book, Many Voices.
South of the Etowah, his first creative non-fiction book, was released in 2016. It was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was the 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Award runner-up for essay.
In 2017, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Georgia Writers Association.
Set List, his latest novel, will be released in September, 2018.