Bernard Jan

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"There is no greater joy than to share what you love with those who appreciate it." - Bernard Jan

Bernard Jan is a novelist and a poet from Croatia, and he has released three books in English.

A World Without Color is a true story of the last three days he spent with his cat, while Look for Me Under the Rainbow in a unique and gentle way sheds light on the plight of harp seal pups in Canada. It warms the heart of all readers concerned about our planet and its treasures. January River is a heartwarming cross-genre novel about five friends, one dog, and one river carrying a secret.

His first two books were written at the beginning of the war in Croatia in 1991 amidst air alerts and illusory attempts when he wanted to believe and think that life
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Bernard Jan The best thing about being a writer is to be whoever you want to be wherever you want to be at any moment you want to be. It is even better if you get…moreThe best thing about being a writer is to be whoever you want to be wherever you want to be at any moment you want to be. It is even better if you get to put it down on paper one day and share your gift with others who crave for such kind of experience!(less)
Bernard Jan My most recent book published in Croatian is not also my most recent book I wrote. Nonetheless, I got an idea for this book (Cruel Summer, still not p…moreMy most recent book published in Croatian is not also my most recent book I wrote. Nonetheless, I got an idea for this book (Cruel Summer, still not published in English) from my personal experience. For years I've been hanging with skateboarders and rollerbladers in Zagreb and it was rather cool and new experience to me. I wanted to write a story about them, so I "transferred" some moments, characters and events to New York City where Cruel Summer is taking place.
My most recent and only book so far published in English (A World Without Color released as an e-book on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on July 1, 2017 ) is a true story about the last three days I spent with my cat, so again the very intimate personal experience was idea for my book. (less)
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Troubled World (World Gone Mad #3) Troubled World by Michael Evans

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Through the maze of lies, betrayal, death, and destruction, young author Michael Evans leads his protagonists on their bloody, long road of survival the apocalypse. Will the family torn by the bugs of suspicion and doubt when Ryder unravels the secrets of his past in front of them reunite and find strength to stick together after their mort Read more of this blog post »
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“We are intelligent and compassionate creatures and we can make choices. We can fortify our hearts in goodness and do the right things. Or we can turn our heads the other way and pretend again that bad things are not happening. That they will disappear because they have nothing to do with us, because we are not accountable. Well, this is also our choice. But in that case, I am afraid, this world will be lost for us.”
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message 14: by Majenta

Majenta Hello, Bernard! Happy Monday! Have a great day and week. God bless.
Best wishes from Majenta


message 13: by Bernard

Bernard Jan Majenta wrote: "Hello, Bernard! Have a good day and week. God bless!
Best wishes from Majenta"


Hello, Majenta! Thank you and wish the same to you! 🙂


message 12: by Majenta

Majenta Hello, Bernard! Have a good day and week. God bless!
Best wishes from Majenta


message 11: by Bernard

Bernard Jan Majenta wrote: "Hello, Bernard! Happy Monday! I wish you a good week. keep as healthy and safe as possible! God bless.
Best wishes from Majenta"


Hi, Majenta! Thank you very much and thanks for your likes. I just wish this earth stops shaking, everything would be easier then to handle. Have a good week, too, stay safe, healthy and happy. My best, B


message 10: by Majenta

Majenta Hello, Bernard! Happy Monday! I wish you a good week. keep as healthy and safe as possible! God bless.
Best wishes from Majenta


Bernard Jan Majenta wrote: "Hello, Bernard! Warmest wishes for the passing of summer into autumn. Have a lovely day and week. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta"


Thank you very much, Majenta! For your good wishes, likes and all your support! Best wishes for a mild and beautiful autumn to you too. 🙂🍃🍂🍁


Majenta Hello, Bernard! Warmest wishes for the passing of summer into autumn. Have a lovely day and week. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


Majenta Hi, Bernard! Have a good week. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


Bernard Jan Medhat The Book Fanatic wrote: "I'm looking forward to order and read your book A World Without Color, Bernard! Good luck with everything!"

Thank you very much, Medhat! I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments (I hope you will post a review, even if it is a sentence or two)! 😊
All my best to you too!


Medhat The Book Fanatic I'm looking forward to order and read your book A World Without Color, Bernard! Good luck with everything!


Bernard Jan Majenta wrote: "Peaceful greetings to you, thank you for contacting me! How are you? How is Zagreb? You're very welcome for the Likes. I hope you are well and having a fine and productive 2017 so far. Happy readin..."

Thank you very much, Majenta, for your friendship and all your support! Things are good here, working on my first-to-be-self-published book in English with hopes that I will be done with it within a decent period of time and with as little errors as possible. :)
Wishing you all the best too,
Bernard


Majenta Peaceful greetings to you, thank you for contacting me! How are you? How is Zagreb? You're very welcome for the Likes. I hope you are well and having a fine and productive 2017 so far. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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Leo Robertson Hi Bernard! Nice to meet you :)


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Una Tiers Nice to meet you.


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