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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 an award-winning novelist and a poet from Croatia, and he has released four books in English.

Readers' Favorite Gold Medalist 2020
Readers' Favorite Bronze Medalist 2019

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. Cruel Summer is a gripping young adult cross-genre novel about an abused teen
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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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January River Summer Discount

It is here: a new opportunity to get January River, a literary fiction coming-of-age story, at a 67% discounted price. Your perfect summer read for only $0.99!

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Thank you, Dean, for taking me back to my boyhood and my teenage years when I was fascinated with ghosts and supernatural stories. When curiosity was stronger than fear of the unknown and the creaking sounds of undefined origin. As I grew older, I le ...more
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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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“Tonight I feel like a shooting star, but I hope my shine will last much longer.”
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“Passion in every word I wrote, passion in every single thought.”
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message 18: by Bernard

Bernard Jan Majenta wrote: "Hello, Bernard! Is everything all right? I've just read that Croatia had the second earthquake in 2 days! I pray that you and all your loved ones are all right and will stay all right. Blessings!
B..."


Hello Majenta,
Thank you very much for your concern and kind words. This morning two new earthquakes woke me up. My nerves are a wreck, our apartment is damaged already from the strong quakes in March and April, but we can still live in it.
These are very challenging days and not easy to be here. My only wish and hope is that it calms down already so we can try to live normally again.
Much blessings and best wishes to you too,
Bernard


message 17: by Majenta

Majenta Hello, Bernard! Is everything all right? I've just read that Croatia had the second earthquake in 2 days! I pray that you and all your loved ones are all right and will stay all right. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


message 16: by Bernard

Bernard Jan Majenta wrote: "Hello, Bernard! Happy Monday! Happy November! Have a wonderful new season. God bless!
Best wishes from Majenta"


Thank you, Majenta! Happy Monday, new week and November to you too! Best wishes and thank you for your likes. 😊


message 15: by Majenta

Majenta Hello, Bernard! Happy Monday! Happy November! Have a wonderful new season. God bless!
Best wishes from Majenta


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


message 2: by Leo

Leo Robertson Hi Bernard! Nice to meet you :)


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Una Tiers Nice to meet you.


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