Michael Beckford’s life began whereas most lives end. His July 31st 1985 began as a cliff note or ode to a 14-year-old mother whom had to give away her first and only child at the time. During the years of Michael’s foster care, he grew up as a child with a very vivid and inquisitive imagination. Michael Beckford witnessed many storms in life, both in a spiritual sense and in the natural such as 1992’s Hurricane Andrew, which destroyed nearly every home around his South Miami-Dade neighborhood except his.
Just as storms don’t last always, his departure from the foster home came at the sudden death of one of his caretakers, Edna Lewis. Michael was then moved into adoption by a beautiful, young couple and a new mother that is an award winning English teacher.
These two parents fueled Michael’s desire to be greater in life, henceforth the birthing of a Great American Writer was formed. From the everyday life stories and struggles in school, Michael’s new mother, Denise Beckford guided him into writing journals about his daily life’s like’s and dislikes. This movement into the deeper parts of Michael’s mind and creativity led to the praised and often underserved expressions of poetry.
Speak Up Poetry! Is a notable success, with it being Michael Beckford’s first book published, only eighteen years of age at the time. This book reached many corners of the country, as it has been available for sale through Barnes&Noble, Amazon.com and other chain retail outlets.
As Michael Beckford began to promote Speak Up! Poetry His parents, helped to influence some of his collegiate decisions while he attended FAMU. While attending FAMU for a brief season, Michael Beckford took some time off from the book circuit, and expanded upon his knowledge through college, and continued his craft of writing. His book Beautifully Ugly People!( Released April 2009) has broken the barriers of what individuals may feel Christian fiction should portray. This is one of Michael Beckford’s best at digging deep into the heart of the situation, and letting God do the rest.
In between touring, blogging, speaking, and just engaging his readers; he created I Am the Secret! (Released December 2009) This novel is the go to book for teen issues and problems. The 5000 Role Models program in Miami-Dade County took the initiative to purchase a book for each individual graduating senior. I Am The Secret! Is also heralded as a must read for young adults going through their own struggles in life.
Author and publisher Michael Beckford is one of America’s newest Renaissance men in the field of writing. Michael De’Angelo Beckford is truly a man whom loves Jesus Christ. It is Michael’s vision to bring Jesus Christ in his writing to those whom don’t know him, because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if one were to know who Michael Beckford is, it’s a matter of knowing who Jesus is.