John Atkinson is an accomplished author of 5 novels. He resides in the land of no traffic lights, Mathews County, Virginia on Gwynn’s Island. He believes there’s no joy greater than marriage and the written word. John was born to be a writer and to have had a wonderful wife, Renee, by his side for 43-years. It left him humble. Renee passed away July 2013. John would rather talk about the accomplishments of his clan, their PhDs than himself.
Grady Harp, a top reviewer for Amazon said it best about John Atkinson’s style in the novel Timekeeper: Atkinson may enter the echelon of writers known for important Coming of Age novels. Such writers whose message and transference is tangential include James Joyce’s `Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’, Betty Smith’s `A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’, JD Salinger’s `Catcher in the Rye’, Robert McCammon’s `Boy’s Life’, Cormac McCarthy’s `All the Pretty Horses’, Sue Monk Kidd’s `The Secret Life of Bees’, Jamie O’Neill’s `At Swim, Two Boys’ – a rather disparate group of books in style but related in topic-and I’m sure every reader has others of equal impact.For the complete review: http://www.amazon.com/review/
John Atkinson is a character writer. He was invited 2008 to speak at the Library of Virginia to a packed house. Attending were, Virginia Supreme Court Justice, Harry Carrico, Author, Sharon Baldacci and the like. John was nominated for the 2009 Library of Virginia Award in fiction. His novels are rated 5 stars and he stays busy working on “the next book.”