Bernard Jan - My World, My Story

Hello everyone!

My pen name is Bernard Jan and I am an author – a novelist and a poet – from Croatia, seeking representation of a literary agent for my work translated into English. 

I am here for three reasons: to show you how I write and get (or not) your approval, to help fellow authors and writers who are struggling to get some attention and recognition like myself by reviewing their work, and to share what I love with all of you who are willing to appreciate it.

My first books have been written at the beginning of war in Croatia in 1991, amidst the air alerts and illusory attempts when I wanted to believe and think that life is normal, that everything is alright with the world. 

In my lifespan I have written and published seven novels and novellas, one book of poems and an essay in Croatian. Four of my manuscripts, together with my book of poems, are translated into English and are available for representation and publication. (Anybody interested?! ;))

My passion for entertainment resulted in my becoming a partner of Tom's Music Place, which was established in 2009 by my friend Thomas Carley Jr. with the goal to respect the music. Since this year, 2016, I became a left hand man of The Hybrid Nation, the web page dedicated completely to the promotion of quality writing; novels, articles, blogs; anything interesting. 

My need to help others came to the fore during my volunteering years: first in advocating for environmental protection, and then my volunteering, activism, work and advocacy for animal rights to the present day. I did some volunteering for the refugees, too, because suffering does not know about the borders and when it comes within your reach, in your yard, you simply have to do something. 

As part of my animal advocacy activities, it has been a great honor and pleasure to translate Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust by Charles Patterson into Croatian language. I guess that makes me a translator, too, huh? 

Anything else you want to know about me? Feel free to visit my web page – where you can also read my blog Muse – and my other social network platforms.  

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

Photo by Bernard Jan; Source: Goodreads


Good to have you here =)

Thank you, you too! :) More than you know!

Welcome to Steemit, @bernardjan! It's cool to see how many books you've published, so good luck with finding an english representation :)

Thank you very much, Valth! That is very kind of you. :)

I'm here buddy! Won't be here often, but I am here! :)

OMG that is such a nice surprise!!! Thanks and welcome, Angel! Hope Steemit gives more steam to your books and creative efforts! ✊

Upvoted, followed.

Thank you! Following you back! :)

You're welcome.

Thank you, Michel! For everything. This is your doing! 😉✊

Great - Check out my blog too @michelnilles

Of course! Great recipes!

@bernardjan, welcome to steemit. A lot of people from Croatia are here. Looking forward to your posts.

Thanks, that's very kind of you!

I'm also an author! Looking forward to reading your posts!

Thank you, Rebecca! 😀😀😀

Welcome! Will follow you so I can check your stuff.

Thank you very much! I will follow you back. 🙂