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Becky Black Powell

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 her husband, two dogs - Angel, a Jack Russell Terrier, and Scout, a mixed-Lab - and a pond full of koi. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, binge watching on Netflix, and being outside with her dogs. She is currently working on a novel for grown-ups, The Magdalene Controversy.

Powell maintains two websites with blogs: My Neighbor, the Spy for fans of the Max Williams book, and her official author site, BeckyBlackPowell You can connect with her through her Facebook page. She is always available to answer reader's questions and comments. You can contact her via e-mail at contact@beckyblackpowell.com

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A Note From Becky Black Powell

I write the Max Williams Adventure Series for middle-grade readers. These books a quirky, super-smart kid who wants to be a spy when he grows up and has an interested way of getting into and out of trouble. His elderly neighbor - who he thinks is a spy and turns out to be an aikido sensei - provides him with guidance. Max deals with the typical problems of early adolescence - rivalry, bullies, sense of self, body image, self-confidence, relationships - in fun and surprising ways. These books are great for all ages from six up to thirteen or fourteen. Adults enjoy reading these books to kids, too. 

 
Current Releases
Though this is the second book in the Max Williams Adventure Series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone volume. Max is a super-smart quirky kid who wants to work for the CIA. He's been training in aikido with his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Wakenb...
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My Sister, the Traitor
This is the first book in the Max Williams Adventure Series. Meet Max, a quirky, super-smart kid who wants to work for the CIA. He plans to beef up his resume by finding proof that his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Wakenbaum, is an enemy spy. But, he discov...
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My Neighbor, the Spy

A Peek Into the Life of Becky Black Powell

My dad did illustrations for a children's book I wrote called, The Bear's Braid

My dad did illustrations for a children's book I wrote called, The Bear's Braid
We've raised bees for about five years.

We've raised bees for about five years.
Our dog Angel has her own unique style.

Our dog Angel has her own unique style.
My son in his aikido dojo

My son in his aikido dojo

Visit Becky Black Powell's website: http://www.beckyblackpowell.com

Becky Black Powell's Links:

Becky Black Powell Official Author's Website

My Neighbor, the Spy, a website for fans of the Max Williams Adventure Series

Becky Black Powell, Author Facebook Page

My Neighbor, the Spy Facebook Page

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