Interview with Julio C. F. (J. C. Fon) Pina

Describe your desk
My desk has a disorganized organization if I may say. Only I know where things are and where my notes and pens lie.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Venezuela, Portugal and the USA. My writing is influenced by the multicultural experiences i have had throughout my life.
When did you first start writing?
I started taking an interest in writing, as in realizing I had a skill in something that could be developed, a gift, as some would say, when I was a freshman in community college. After attending trade school I didn't expect to possess such skills until attending college three years later.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The stories in my books deal precisely with tales that have happened to me in three diferent continents. Personal tales that I believe would resonate to various levels with many readers.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Getting my written word out is much like when becoming proficient in playing an instrument then wanting to play for a crowd, an audience. My wish was to share my stories with a vast and varied "audience."
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smahswords has helped me divulge my work to libraries and retailers I would not have been able to reach on my own. From there success will be attained whenever a book is read.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing comes when the inspiration turns into progress and all is forgotten as the pages are filled with the messages to be delivered.
What do your fans mean to you?
My stories are wriitten with the reader in mind. I want the reader to experience honest emotions when flipping through the pages while forgetting the world around them.
What are you working on next?
So far I have published the stories in English and Portuguese. Next, I plan on publishing them in Spanish as well. Later, more projects are on the horizon.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have read many, many books and am a fan of too many amazing authors to be able to just list some here. Any author whose word is out to be read deserves my greatest admiration.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Since I usually wake up in the morning, I am inspired to follow through and just live, I mean live life, through the day, everyday.
Published 2016-09-23.
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Books by This Author

Contos Verdadeiros e Auto Experientes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,290. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Uma Coleção um Pouco Absurda, Completamente Divertida, Comovente e Francamente Virtuosa
Self Experienced True and Tried Short Stories. A Collection of Somewhat Absurd to Completely Amusing, Entertaining, Touching and Downright Virtuous Tales, Including an Almost Love Story...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: American English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A Collection of Somewhat Absurd to Completely Amusing, Entertaining, Touching and Downright Virtuous Tales, Including an Almost Love Story...