Interview with Author Justin Douglas – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Justin Douglas

Justin Douglas, a Houston, TX USA native, currently resides in Las Vegas, NV USA.

Mr. Douglas is mostly known as a Christian Rap Artist by the name of RIFICA. RIFICA is an acronym which stands for Righteous In Faith Increase Abundantly. Justin has released 3 albums, 3 mixtapes. He has performed all over the United States, The Virgin Islands, Bahamas , and on a Cruise Ship. His music is played on numerous am , fm, and internet stations worldwide most of which he has had interviews on. 

Justin began his professional Christian Rap Career in the summer of 2002 just before beginning college at Prairie View A&M University. He’s most known for creating the Christian Line dance songs ”Gospel Step”, ”Gospel Wobble”, “Righteous Shuffle”, and ”Date Night” .

Acting is another one of Justin’s passions. He’s no stranger to theater , television, and film. At the age of 7 he began training at  The Ensemble Theatre in Houston , Tx. Justin had the honor to grace the stage with Solange Knowles as he starred in a play, called the ”Initiation of BoBo Tyler” in 1997 . Justin continued acting on Music Videos, and plays. He recently renewed his love for acting when he trained with AMTC and was introduced to modeling as well. Some of Justin’s most recent film and television projects include: “Space Captain and Calista”, NBA 2 K China “Reporter”, NBC Gameshow “ Funny You Should Ask” and the Game Show Network’s show “ America Says”.

Justin attended Prairie View A&M University where he further developed his music education . He graduated with a degree in Music Education in 2007.

After graduating college Justin always made it a point to only teach in title 1 lower income areas . His purpose for choosing those lower income areas is he wanted to make an impact on kids who need to see strong positive African American male leadership and be a positive influence on them . As a Music Educator, Mr. Douglas was able to teach elementary at Rosa Parks in Fort Bend ISD and JE Manch Elementary school in Las Vegas. He also taught high school students at Willowridge High School where he served as an assistant band director for 3 years.

Teaching allowed Mr. Douglas to enjoy discover, cultivate, develop, and encourage young talent during his 12 year teaching career. Justin has been blessed to work with students on their rapping, singing, stepping, dancing, comedy, and brass and woodwind musicianship through the years. Justin’s positive message, inspirational influence , leadership, passion , and model behavior has made a distinct impact on their lives.

February 11th 2020 Justin Douglas began wearing the hat of an author as well when he released his first book “The Power Of The DM: Free Online Dating Tips For Men”.

Justin Douglas is well versed and savvy. He is gifted in the arts. Writing and sharing his knowledge and expertise comes naturally because he is used to giving students, leaders, and colleagues layers of his wisdom. Justin has utilized social media to successfully meet, date, and court attractive women since 2001.

Tell me more about your latest book.

Here is the book synopsis. Are you tired of paying for online dating sites? Do you have trouble getting women to reply to your dm’s on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat? The truth is men waste hundreds of dollars on online dating sites a year to barely get one date. This can be very depressing, time consuming, and lonely. The financial solution is to learn how to use free social media sites to successfully meet the women of your dreams. This book will teach you how to attract the woman of your dreams online. You will learn how to avoid making the mistakes that keep your dream woman from communicating with you when you slide into her dm’s. You will learn:  How to get women to give you their number without you asking for it.  How to get dates online. You will also learn how to get her to fall in love with you. This book is overflowing with tips that will produce an immediate positive impact on your dating life. Are you ready to meet the woman of your dreams?

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

The most challenging aspect was finding the time to write the book due to everything I was involved in at the time. Regardless it did not take me to long to write the book. I began writing it in August 2019 and completed it January 2020.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

This is my first book. I only had to do two things to get my book published. I sent it to an editor upon completion. Then I looked for publishers to use. Finally I settled on Xlibris because I liked everything they had to offer.

What motivated you to become an author?

I have always loved to write. I always enjoyed writing stories in school. I’ve been writing raps and poetry since I was 8. In 2010 I began writing a book loosely based on my life. However, I never finished it. When I met my lady I learned that she is an author, which motivated me to be an author, and share the things I had learned and used to meet her with other men looking for women online.

How many books have you written so far?

“The Power of The DM” Free Online Dating Tips For Men

As an author, do you prefer the traditional book or online version? Why?

I prefer to read traditional books that I can hold. Technology can have kinks , and bugs, and cause you to lose your page. Although I do like that my book is also available in eBook format. I don’t like to leave any stone unturned for those who like that method. Next I have to get my book available as an audio book for those who prefer to digest their books that way. I’m currently  exploring those options.

How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

I’m not sure. I’m just starting. My book came out mid February of 2020. It seems challenging, but just like with anything else the only way to fail is to give up. I will continue to try different things and write books to get to that point.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Just do it! Start the book and finish it. All of the answers you need to get it out there in peoples hands will come along the way. Don’t put it off. Do it now. Also keep promoting once its out , and educating your self on various marketing techniques.

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