Justin (also known as J. R. Young--his not-so-alter-ego for fiction writing--for his book The Tale of Nottingswood) became a professional performer in the entertainment industry when he was only 10 years old.
Recently, he has lent his voice as an announcer/actor to companies such as ESPN, Hardees, Piccadilly Café, Sonic, Liberty Tax, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PODS Moving and Storage, Monster Energy Drink, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream as well as narrations for Fortune 100 corporate presentations, and even voices on video games.
Justin is a published singer/songwriter, and released his latest album, Clean Slate, in 2012. He was also the Musical Director for Disney’s national pre-release theatrical production of The Little Mermaid.
As founder of The Pink Shoe Hero Foundation, Justin has become a nationally recognized motivational Youth speaker and Teen Success Coach.
Through decades of experience, and years of study, Justin's message of self-acceptance and being true to one's self has resonated with teens in every community.
Justin currently resides in Virginia with his wife and children.
To learn more about Justin, his Tools For Teens and Parents, and watch a free demo of his presentation for teens, visit www.NationalSchoolSpeaker.com
Download his book The Tale of Nottingswood here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499966
Interested in Justin’s Music? Visit his YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/JustinYoungMusic.
What motivated you to become an author?
Honestly? It's the best way to empty out my head! I have an overly creative mind, and it's gotta go somewhere, right? (laughs) But, really, with regard to my non-fiction books, I remember listening to someone's speech, lecture, etc., leaving the room excited and inspired. My heart was full, but my head could only recall about 30% of the information -- which percentage slowly shrunk over time. I speak to so many people, and I want those people to not only leave with full hearts, but also leave them a way to help retain the stories, lessons, and principles, they learned. It's also a way share with a much larger audience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing, to me, is like a puzzle. I have a jumble of pieces in my head, which must be assembled onto paper in a way that creates a beautiful picture -- that makes sense. The greatest joy for me when people I've never met leave a comment, or write to me, telling me how much that picture meant to them. <3
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