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Carla Damron: New Book Launch

October 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Carla Damron’s New Book Launch

The Orchid Tattoo


Friday, October 21

4 – 6:30pm


Award-winning author and social worker Carla Damron uses fiction to address social justice issues, and her latest release is no exception. Emotion-driven, The Orchid Tattoo (Koehler Books, Sept. 30, 2022) is one part of Damron’s work as an advocate for human trafficking survivors and people with mental illnesses. The Orchid Tattoo follows Kitten, a teen-age victim desperate to escape her captors, Lillian, the matron of the brothel juggling the demands from her boss with her own need for survival, and Georgia, a social worker on a desperate mission to find her missing sister—a quest that just may destroy her. One reader described the book as “Crime fiction that makes a difference.”

“The Orchid Tattoo is a story of heartache, tenacity, and courage, and the lengths a woman will go to uncover a horrible truth and protect those she loves from a world of our nightmares.” –Yasmin Angoe, Editor’s Pick and Bestselling author of Her Name Is Knight



 About the Author:

Carla Damron, a native of South Carolina, is the author of The Orchid Tattoo, crime fiction about human trafficking. She is also a social worker and advocate whose last novel, The Stone Necklace (about grief and addiction) won the 2017 Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award for Best Novel. This novel was also selected to be the One Community Read for Columbia SC.  Damron authored the Caleb Knowles mystery novels (Keeping Silent, Spider Blue, and Death in Zooville) and has published numerous short stories, essays, and op-eds. She holds an MSW and an MFA and finds her careers of social worker and writer to be intricately intertwined; all of her novels explore social issues like addiction, homelessness, mental illness, and human trafficking. In her spare time, Damron volunteers with the League of Women Voters, Sisters in Crime, Palmetto Chapter (President), her church, and Mutual Aid Midlands. Find out more about her at http://carladamron.com.


About The Orchid Tattoo:

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