If you are between 8 and 108 years old and like to read middle grade books, then you are especially welcome here!

THE POWER FAMILY

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My mom’s belief in Positive Thinking opened my heart and mind to the benefits of all sorts of good vibes. Here she is after pledging to live her life with a Smile and a Can-Do Attitude.

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Here is the whole family, with Dad and Mom in back, and Timothy, Monica, and Brian in front. Aren’t we a dapper family!

Power family

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The Power children are clearly thinking positively.

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Ever since he was a boy, my dad has always had a love for crosswords of all kinds. Just the thought of working on a new one put a smile on his face.

 

Unfortunately, while he was traveling overseas on business one time, the Singapore police interrogated him for sixteen hours after discovering a cipher crossword in his luggage. They thought he was a spy! Here he is after that harrowing ordeal. Suffice to say, he has stuck to the New York Times crossword ever since.

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Here is Monica at 13 years old. She has finally read every Nancy Drew mystery from the very first, The Secret of the Old Clock, to number 49 in the series, The Secret of Mirror Bay. By the time number 50, The Double Jinx Mystery, was published the following year after this photo was taken, she had moved on to other interests. Notice the smiley pin she is wearing. It says “Have a Nice Day!”

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Here I am at 12 years old. I have just written my first novel, The Deadliest Night. You can read an excerpt on T’s Early Writing. But be warned: it is a hair-raising piece of storytelling, not for the fainthearted!

Tim Power

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Here is Brian, age 11, at the point where he has discovered his passion for medical texts after practically memorizing The Principles of General Physiology by Sir William Maddock, which he checked out of the library using his children’s library card.

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My Auntie Helen is my dad’s sister. Born a Power, she thrives on coffee, as we all do. At any time of night or day, her beverage of choice is a cup of Joe, and she’s always ready for a warmer upper. Her love of Morning Thunder led her to develop a strain of coffee plant that thrives in low altitudes, cultivated entirely for her personal consumption, which she has named Coffea Helena robusta.

She also grows flowers in her coffee greenhouses. Here she is inspecting a healthy Fuschia plant.

auntieh

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Check this page again sometime. There are more family photos and stories to come!

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