Darius Slaughter Gives Millennials Something to Reflect On….
The Saga Continues with Hostile II – “Hostile II: Coming Home” expected to make waves as the saga continues.
Hostile II has been completed and is set to be released this year. The book is the continuation of an Amazon best-seller titled “Hostile: An Urban Tragedy”, by Houston native Darius Slaughter.
The book is a true story of Darius, who as a young man, tried to live the American Dream but found himself faced with tremendous obstacles on all sides. In his quest for money, power, and respect, he put his life at risk and temporarily lost his freedom. Due to his talents, brains, and will to survive, he was eventually led to success as an entrepreneur. Since his life changed around, he has explored his creativity. He pursued his passion for writing and reaching out to the youth. Today, he speaks to the youth and adults to empower them in an effort to prevent them from going astray. He ensures that his service dog, Doom, is with him almost everywhere he goes.
Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
My name is Darius Slaughter and I am the author of the Amazon best-selling eBook HOSTILE: AN URBAN TRAGEDY. HOSTILE is a raw, uncut look at my struggles on the wrong side of the law, my mental decisions, motivations and the consequences of said decisions.
What exactly does your company do?
HOSTILE is a raw, uncut testimony which gives a uniquely intelligent look at life on the other side of the law. Intimate details of the triumphs and failures related to my ill-gotten gains overload the senses as I relate the true story of my rise and fall in pursuit of the American dream. HOSTILE is also the vehicle which enables me to speak to at-risk youth and young adults, those teetering on the edge of playing Russian roulette with the correctional system, and the decision-makers who influence policy directly related to said youth.
What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
The biggest challenge I have faced with the HOSTILE project is breaking into mainstream media. HOSTILE is the true story of my rise and fall while trying to not only survive but thrive in the urban underworld and is by nature graphic and at times emotionally overwhelming. Self-Publishing has made the climb into the national spotlight tedious at best, and at times supremely frustrating. Luckily, I was introduced to my publicist Pitch Vault media by one of my mentors and doors have been opening left and right ever since.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
Do more research into the marketing and (self) publishing and set your marketing plan and promotions plan up before you actually publish. Research your target market and the best way to reach the said market so you can affect maximum productivity from your time and efforts.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
Eric Thomas, the hip-hop preacher is, in my opinion, one of the most influential speakers/motivators ever. His power is unbelievable and transcends age, race, creed, and color as he urges society to stand up and take responsibility for their lives. I am also a big fan of those who, like myself, took the hard road and had to fight twice as hard to find their way to the top: Malcolm X, Wallo267, C.T. Fletcher, and a host of others who prove daily that life is truly what you make it.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful to who helped get you to where you are?
First and foremost, my younger brother Bane. Without his love and support, I honestly would not be here to tell my story or give my testimony. Book catalyst Liz Lawless for helping me with all the framework and getting HOSTILE into the mainstream. My mentor David Aikens for all his support, guidance, and patience, and finally Jae at Pitch Vault Media who took the reins and is pushing HOSTILE to amazing new heights daily.
What do you see as your greatest success in life?
To date, I would honestly say that my greatest success is being able to effectively bridge the gap and communicate with at-risk youth and young adults and those released from incarceration fighting to stay free. At odds with society, often fighting social and economic hardships, it’s an honor and a blessing to be able to sit with them and provide positive survival alternatives to those which could potentially ruin their lives.
How can people follow your journey? Please list your social media URLs
The HOSTILE movement can be followed on the website at www.hostilebook.com, on IG @hostilebook, and on Facebook at HOSTILE BOOK. We have just recently been booked for several stops on the Save the Youth tour and 2020 looks to be an epic year in the making.
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