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Becky Black Powell

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in Baton Rouge, The United States
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Perhaps a late bloomer, Becky Black Powell started writing books after a career as a lawyer and nine years of homeschooling her son. She is the author of the Max Williams Adventures Series. The series features Max Williams, a super smart kid who wants to work for the CIA, and his crack team of spies-in-training. Max uses his Aikido skills to help solve mysteries, and depends on his seventy-year old sensei, Mrs. W, for advice.

Mother to a college-aged son who is a gifted Aikidoka, Powell was inspired by the tremendous positive impact his training brought to the entire family. One goal of the Max Williams books is to give back to the Aikido community by spreading the word about this beautiful martial art.

Powell lives in rural Tennessee with h
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Becky Black Powell Sometimes it's necessary to step away from the computer and take a walk and clear your head. I also find that, in between projects, I'm always very…moreSometimes it's necessary to step away from the computer and take a walk and clear your head. I also find that, in between projects, I'm always very motivated by reading tons of other great writer's books. But, a writer writes. I'm a believer in plugging away regularly, sitting down each day and putting my fingers on the keyboard. What comes out may not always be good, but it can always be improved. But without the words, you got zip, bupkis, nada.(less)
Becky Black Powell At first, the best thing was that sense of accomplishment upon finishing my first book. After spending my whole life believing I was supposed to be an…moreAt first, the best thing was that sense of accomplishment upon finishing my first book. After spending my whole life believing I was supposed to be an author, when I finally published at the ripe age of fifty-something, it was exhilarating. But even better than that was receiving my first e-mail from a reader. A delightful young man who trains in Aikido in New York let me know how excited he was about My Neighbor, the Spy and the message it conveys about the values of this beautiful martial art. It turns out this young man is also a writer. I've continued to correspond with him and we've critiqued each other's writing. He's now in college and I fully expect to read him in print one day. Reaching out and touching just one person through my writing is the best thing. There are many other wonderful things about writing, but this was the best.(less)
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My Neighbor, the Spy

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