Douglas Rappaport

Reston , Virginia




Personal Bio

DOUGLAS RAPPAPORT was originally a classically trained violinist and composer, having studied as a young man at various conservatories in the U.S. and abroad. During his college years, Douglas studied under famed protege of Jascha Heifetz, Erick Friedman, and after graduate work at Yale University, went on to U.S.C. where he received an Advanced Studies degree in Film and Television Scoring. He also studied at Goldsmiths College (part of the University of London), Guildhall, and London International Film School, amongst others.

Concerning Douglas Rappaport’s 2003 debut novel, One Day the Weatherman, wrote: “Rappaport’s work is very detail-oriented and his writing is extremely descriptive; it makes for incredible realism….” His second book, Victim of Circumstance, climbed to #2 on Amazon’s Free Kindle bestseller list (nonfiction) in 2014. Rappaport’s most recent book, Reckoner, hit No.1 on Amazon’s New Releases in Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Drugs & Alcohol Abuse days after its pre-release. The novel also received positive reviews from Midwest Book Review and the Booklife Prize 2020 to name a few. Douglas’s short fiction has also earned several distinctions including an invitation to the exclusive Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.

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