Author Shares the Experiences of a Northwest Cop at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Shares the Experiences of a Northwest Cop at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 16-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Ron Coffman, author of the fictional book entitled; Diary Of A Northwest Cop will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.

"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.

The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.

Ron Coffman was in law enforcement for twenty-eight years prior to his retirement. He takes pride with his career being a police officer and this became his main inspiration in writing the Diary Of A Northwest Cop, a compelling piece of fictional work that tells the life of Ron O’Shea. Set in the 1960’s through the 1970’s, and early 1980’s, O’Shea recalls his experiences of what it’s like to be a police officer in a small northwest town. He also conveys the fascinating period when policemen had still used typewriters and carbon copies of reports, until the time when computers existed together with horror of horrors and women officers. This book offers so much camaraderie and brotherly affection taken from the author’s own involvements. Coffman uses a voice that is sometimes down-and-dirty, other times tinged with appealingly macho humor, and this captures the readers as everything rings to be completely true!

BookBlastPro will represent the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Coffman and his piece, Diary Of A Northwest Cop. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.

AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Ron Coffman’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."

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