Perry’s own Jackie K Cooper is a film and book critic whose reviews appear on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Rotten Tomatoes. His reviews also run in an assortment of newspapers in Georgia. He is a featured guest on radio and TV shows across the South and will join us on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church for Turning a New Page book festival.

Cooper is the author of eight books: Journey of a Gentle Southern Man, Chances and Choices, Halfway Home, The Bookbinder, The Sunrise Remembers, Back to the Garden, Memory’s Mist. His latest memoir is The Wisdom of Winter.

He is one of the founders of the Southeastern Film Critics Association and is also a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Cooper can be reached at

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