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Norwood Johnson is a federal government retiree who gained recognition as an outstanding analyst with exceptional technical writing skills. He holds a BS degree in Telecommunications from Morgan State University. He also holds a Certificate in Public Leadership from Brookings Institution.

It Takes a Hood is Norwood's debut novel. He was inspired by the senseless homicides and illegal drug activity primarily in America's urban areas to write a book for Americans and societies beyond America exhibiting grassroots is the difference maker in eradicating these issues.

Norwood loves to freely give of himself to help others. He has over 30 years of community volunteer experience ranging from mentoring, tutoring, preparing meals and writing and directing plays. He is proud to be a father of three children and a grandfather of two. Norwood is working on another novel and an invention concept. Norwood indulges in cooking, athletics, comfort food and reading the Holy Bible. He gravitates to friends who are family and family who are friends. Norwood currently resides in the Baltimore Maryland area.

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