Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building N-C


  • David Fulmer’s Fiction Workshop Part 2 in Building N-C auditorium: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (members only)

    • When and Where – Setting the Scene
      • A Word on Craft 
      • Setting as a Character
      • Research
      • Immersing and Evoking

As the author of eleven novels and a novella, Fulmer has won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel and a Benjamin Franklin Award, and has been nominated for an LA Times Book Prize, the Barry Award, the Falcon Award, and the Shamus Award for Best Novel. His books have received excellent reviews from, among others, The New York Times, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly, and in addition to audiobook versions, have been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, and Turkish.

The Day Ends at Dawn, his twelfth novel and the seventh and final installment in his acclaimed Storyville series, will be released in January by Crescent City Books. He has been a journalist, an Army photographer, a welder, and a bartender. A native of central Pennsylvania, he lives in Ormewood Park with his wife, Sansanee Sermprungsuk.


  • Nosh & Networking for members and visitors in Building N-C café: 12:30-1:30 p.m.


  • Meeting for members and visitors in Building N-C auditorium: 1:30-3:45 p.m.


1:30-1:45 p.m.

Club Business, Upcoming Events, and Announcements


1:45-2:30 p.m.
Raymond Atkins, February 2019 guest speaker #1:
“Using Humor in Writing”

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 is his latest novel.



2:30-2:45 p.m.
Book-signing in the Building N-C café for Raymond Atkins.


2:45-3:30 p.m.
Liz Lazarus, February 2019 guest speaker #2:
“Inspiration and Self-Publishing Lessons Learned”

Liz Lazarus grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, known for its high school football and being the last watering hole on highway I-75 before entering Florida. She was editor of her high school newspaper and salutatorian of her class. Lazarus graduated from Te Georgia Institute of Technology with an engineering degree and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with an MBA. She went on to a successful career as an executive at General Electric’s Healthcare division. Later, she joined a leading consulting frm as a Managing Director.

Though her first novel, Free of Malice, released in the spring of 2016, is fiction, the attack on the main character is real, drawn from Lazarus’ own experience. It portrays the emotional realities of healing from a vicious, physical assault and tells the story of one woman’s obsession to force the legal system to acknowledge her right to self defense.

Reader response to Lazarus’ first novel was so encouraging that she embarked on a writing career, releasing her second novel in the spring of 2018. Plea for Justice is a thriller that depicts the journey of a paralegal investigating the case of her estranged friend’s incarceration. As she seeks the truth, loyalties are strained and relationships are tested, leaving her to wonder if she is helping an innocent man or being played for a fool.






3:30-3:45 p.m.
Book-signing in the Building N-C café for Liz Lazarus.