Tina Brescanu

Biography

Tina is an early school leaver who used to be thrown out of class for laughing too much. She's an unschooler at heart and an ungraduate who made her own education in life, and she gives thanks to everyone she's ever met, they all taught her something. She landed on Earth in Karlskoga, Sweden, 1969 and has tried to adjust ever since. Tina writes about what she wants to find out about, and her writing might not have changed anyone's life but it has saved hers. Tina is a truthteller, an almost vegan and definitely a mad mum.She lives in Dublin, Ireland with her non-traditional family.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Karlskoga, Sweden and grew up in Striberg, a small village in the forest of Bergslagen. The whole village was my playground, I was always outdoors, and always making up stories to complement my own and also with my friends imaginary play.
When did you first start writing?
I've always written in Swedish, but in English only since my children were born. When I came to Ireland people laughed at my way of speaking English for months. When starting to write again, I didn't realise that writing in English was like learning a new language. Reading some of my early stuff brings tears to my eyes, tears of fits of laughter.
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Where to find Tina Brescanu online

Twitter: tinabrescanu
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Books

Destined Union
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,070. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Tordis is a Swedish sex therapist who comes to Ireland to work. She thinks she knows who she is, heterosexual and monogamous, because that’s what she’s been told by her culture, so when her life experiences takes her off the culture lines of both Sweden and Ireland and she discovers not just bisexuality but polyamory, she is surprised and delighted to finally come out and become who she really is
Swim like a Dolphin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Fridolf is getting swimming lessons in his local swimming pool, but it’s not your usual teacher. Neither is Fridolf your average boy, he lives in his own world and can see and hear beyond and beneath, and when he enters the dilapidated swimming pool he hears seagulls and feels sand crunching between his toes. What happens when Fridolf splashes his dad’s phone?What are sharks doing in there?
I Hate School
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Nilly is a rebellious eleven-year-old girl who hates school, her parents and her life. No one understands her. Everyone thinks she’s ungrateful, whiny and annoying, but she’s really inquisitive, compassionate and open-hearted. Nilly has no friends. Yes, she does, but Pax doesn’t exist in reality. I hate school is a story about the unconventional life and following one’s own heart.
Reunited
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
When Katarina discovers some of the sexual magic within she’s told about the goodness and pleasure of sex and the beauty of her sexual organs and sets out on her life journey with the ability to listen to both her heart and her vagina. From being her own sex partner to loving one and then two and also a woman, Katarina discovers that sex is much more than sex.
Love-Power of Guinea Pig
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is a short story about a girl who makes best friends with a guinea pig, but not all friendships are meant to be for life
Warriors of Change: Breaking Free from School
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Series: Warriors of Change, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Milla's in Government, her Change is Freedom party is gaining more and more members when schools start disappearing, exploding and falling to the ground, but is it arson or an act of nature?
Laughter Will Save the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Alternative Family
Promise was born laughing. Instead of crying when she was hungry, needed changing or a cuddle, she laughed. Growing up with her grandmother in a deserted by parents village, she practised her special skill every day by helping others find their laughter. When her parents return to take her back, away from her village, to another country, Promise has to find the origin of laughter
Warriors of Change:Sent(enced) to School
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Series: Warriors of Change, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,600. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Do you dare to follow your heart when school tells you to follow the rules? When Milla is sent(enced) to six years in secondary school her unrecognised school-itis gets worse. “It’s a real disease,” Milla insists who has survived early puberty and two uncompleted suicides due to being forced to become who she isn’t. “No, I’m not bullied, sometimes it’s “just” school.”

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