John C. Vos
My pen name is John C. Vos. I am blind. I was born in a small mining town of Blyvooruitzight, in South Africa. I was an honours student and completed two and a half years of his Mining Diploma with distinction. I also did my compulsory military training and completed a Parachute Course, a Lieutenants Course, and Training in Russian Weaponry.
Then in 1991 tragedy struck.
We were extinguishing a fire on a neighbouring farm; unaware of a stash of dynamite that laid buried on that farm. The dynamite exploded and the accident left me blind for life. I had a very big struggle overcoming this ordeal. After two years I "picked up the pieces" in a very huge way.
Today, I am the number one ranked Braille Chess player in South Africa. I have represented the South African Springbok Chess Team at the World Chess Championships in Greece (2008), India (2012) and Greece (2014). I am the first blind person to bungee jump off the Gourits Bridge, the highest bungee in South Africa. I was selected to represent the Gauteng Province Blind Cricket Team for four years consecutively (2000 to 2004).
I work as a Radio Operator for a company called, Truck Africa. My job is rewarding and very pressurised, but I enjoy it!
I have a passion for writing, and enjoy mystery.
My motto in life is: “Know your limits and accept it.”
I pray that people will love and read my work, as much as I enjoy sharing it!
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Interview with John C. Vos by Gavin Joachims Publishing (Pty) Ltd."Legion" book launch
Legion by John C. Vos was launched on Expresso Show SABC 3 in South Africa on 28 September 2015. The book was well received! Sales of the hard copy in South Africa has taken off with a BANG!
by John C. Vos
Published: September 22, 2015
The author, John C. Vos, lost his eyesight in a freak accident more than 20 years ago. His struggle for acceptance was not easy. He was tormented and forced into a very dark space; there where demons haunted him, and tried to devour his spirit. It is in that space, where Legion was born. From the depths of all nothing, this fantasy novel manifested, wrought by a soul possessed.
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