Although his grandfather and his mother were both avid writers, author Johnny Powers never dreamed of becoming one himself. But as life often does, in the early 90’s a series of events created the necessity and a new career was launched.
For the next twenty years, he created ad-copy for various companies worldwide. This included writing and designing various types of advertising for a multitude of different product lines. He expanded on those skills and soon developed an international marketing company which specialized in the promotion of private label brands.
Over time, he gradually transitioned into the How-To book market, with a focus on marketing strategies, and also produced several articles which were published in various trade magazines.
After retirement from the overseas marketing world, he wrote his first full length non-fiction book, Outlaw For Life, in 2014 which proved to be a big seller. Since then, he has published a second non-fiction book, Corruption Behind The Badge, and a new novel, Ebony Rose, and is currently writing another non-fiction book about his father titled: Lifetime In Darkness - Destiny of a Blind Man. There is no doubt he has several more books to write.
Johnny says: “As long as I have something worthwhile to say, I’ll keep writing books. I really enjoy it.”
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling a true story about real life.
When did you first start writing?
When I was in school, I loved to read certain subjects, but I hated to write. It wasn't until several years later when I first discovered I had a talent for writing advertising copy that I became interesting in various forms of writing. For the next 20 years I wrote several Self-Help and How-To books, primarily for marketing, business and advertising.
Author Johnny Powers shares his father's unique lifetime story, which in all likelihood, will surprise and amaze you.Our story begins in the heart of Iowa's farm country. It encompasses 84 years of a totally blind man's many achievements, as he overcame every obstacle the world placed in his path.
Author Johnny Powers returned to the Midwest to discover the mysteries contained in the secret diaries of Miss Ebony Rose Carter. Born in 1934, and raised by a single mother, she became a wily business woman with a spirited vengeful side no other woman could match. When her destiny took an unexpected shift, she was forced to return to the crime ridden cesspool of the city to set things right!
This is the book law enforcement officials hope you never read.You'll discover historical fact and evidence of illegal police activities spanning over 80 years. Four distinctive areas of police corruption are disclosed and all of them still continue right under your nose today.
Outlaw for Life - Secrets of the Notorious Waterloo Outlaws MC, is written in a bold no holds bared style, which reveals all the secrets about the outlaw biker lifestyle. The author was an active member for fifteen years who climbed from the rank of Prospect to chapter President and beyond.