As his patients often refer to him, Dr. Oladapo, Richard Osuntokun, is the Pastor of Word of God Parish in Luzerne, PA. A Pentecostal Spiritual filled Bible-based Church. He is a guest/ visiting Professor at Clark’s Summit University, where he has taught African and World Religion since 2017 till date.
Dr. Oladapo Richard Osuntokun is a board-certified pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He is also a board-certified General and Adult Psychiatrist. He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore, Bronx, NY, from 2000 to 2005 for his education. Dr. Osuntokun is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatric Medicine at the Geissinger College of Medicine in Scranton, Pa. He is married, an author, a public speaker, and a sports enthusiast.
Where are you from?
From Scranton Pennsylvania in the USA
Why do you write?
I write to help people cope with life struggles and to help people find meaning in life.
What do you write about?
I write about emotions such as fear, happiness and sorrow and I also write about write about God. As a pastor and as a mental health provider, I am looking for cooperation between Religion and Psychology and Psychiatry. My book the ordained demon is a first illustration of how to create a bridge between these 3 subjects.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I love the narrative story telling style. I don’t like to use a lot of big words and I try to make it simple, easy to read and direct.
What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
The smaller obstacles include how to find the time to get this done within my busy day. The bigger obstacles include finding the right publisher, proof reader and editor.
What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?
I refer to this review on Amazon………
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2022
It was kind of like a two books in one experience for me. The story was engrossing with 3 dimensional characters whose lives slowly devolve due to subtle manipulations and deceptions. I love the Reflections and Straight Talk sections at the end of each chapter. They boil down some of the lessons imparted in the chapter into bite sized nuggets to ponder that are worth the price of the book all on their own. I was surprised how such heady subject matter was imparted so clearly and found myself going back to reread certain sections to take it all in.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing practically for many years through school and college, however as an author, since the past 5 years
When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
I think writing always “burns” in me and I have always wanted to create a book for people to read and point at the book as helping them. However during the pandemic, witnessed so many people suffering. This actually helped me to cut out my procrastination and go for it.
What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
I basically write at night when every one is asleep and when I have no distractions. The problem is when I don’t have distractions. I also don’t get any sleep.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t like anyone to interrupt my thoughts when I write. I just ignore any questions asked by anyone around me. I also sometimes stare into space when I am thinking.
How long does it take to write a book?
It took me 2 weeks to write this book, but remember, it’s so many hours, if you give 12 hours per day for 14 days, that’s a lot of mileage.
Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?
Try not to rush to put my information down. I also need to find time to reread and rewrite several times. I will use Beta readers for my next book before even getting an editor.
What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?
It’s tough for the characters to be multidimensional, forgetting one or two characters as the story progresses and the pain in effectively managing timelines.
What do you think makes a good story?
Thrill and gush of Adrenalin with suspense of never wanting to put the book down.
Do you see writing as a career?
Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?
Please check out the book “The ordained demon”, its already on Amazon, the link is https://www.amazon.com/Ordained-Demon-Story-Young-Priest/dp/B0B2TW6W2S.
This book is a “must-read” for everyone leading a church, a group of converts, Christian counselors, students in the Bible schools, and even those planning to pick an occupation in a church or provide religious designated services.
It is a “must-read” for anyone in the general public who desires Christ and every ordinary person who can enjoy a story and learn from it. Because of your devotion and dedication, there will always be temptations.
This book is a spiritual weapon to fight Satan’s temptation.
The story of this young Priest offers an example of how an anointed man of God failed to internalize and adopt Christ-like skills, spirit, character, and qualities. The facts in this book are in a straightforward and easy-to-understand story form.
You will enjoy the story itself from beginning to end when a young guy became a Priest and was blessed with healing powers to perform miracles. But when Satan got into his life, he hijacked him for his Glory and was no longer an ordained Priest of God but an Ordained Demon for Satan. The Reflections are huge for psychological understanding and the straight talk points are good practical problem-solving prayer and meditation points.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Not yet. Until I become a bestselling NYT author. I have about 5 recently completed manuscripts, hopefully, I can achieve this milestone.