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