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

Biography

Greetings. I was born in Venezuela back in 1970 because my parents had emigrated there from Portugal. At age 7 my family moved back to Portugal and at age 9 we moved to America. There I ended up working as an automotive technician, as an archaeologist and lastly as a teacher of English as a Second Language, among other jobs. I have a bachelors degree in Anthropology and a masters degree in TESL. I always lived, worked and studied in Rhode Island. In 2011, I decided to move to Portugal for good. Here, I worked as a handyman until ALS robbed me of my arms beginning in September 2015. But not before I accomplished a feat I’d always dreamed of; I published my first book. I finished writing it watching fasciculations destroying my shoulder. Now I’m currently writing my second one. I used software called Camera Mouse to write the first two chapters and am using the Dynavox PC Eye device to write the rest of the book. Both allow me to control my computer with my eyes. I’m still alive; so I’m still kicking. I remain calm and hopeful that a cure will soon be discovered. Thus, I feel I have a lot more living to do.
My book is available both as an e-book as well as a paperback in English and Portuguese at Amazon.com, and only as an e-book at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520971818

https://www.kobo.com/pt/en/ebook/self-experienced-true-and-tried-short-stories

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/641410

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/self-experienced-true-and-tried-short-stories-a-collection-of-somew...

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Books

Contos Verdadeiros e Auto Experientes
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) 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 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) 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...

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