About the Author


JT Hine is an author and translator living in North America and Europe. He grew up in Italy, and considers Rome his hometown. After a 24-year naval career in cruisers and destroyers, he served the University of Virginia for ten years as Administrator of the Physics Department then Director of Housing (Management Services). He left the University in 2000 with his PhD, to devote himself full-time to translating and writing.. In 2013, he reconfigured his office to fit in the panniers of his bicycle and has tested it on ever longer rides.

In 2013, Jonathan rode what he called the Southern Swing 2013, through Georgia, Texas, and Florida. The Northern Trek 2014 took him up the US East Coast to Canada, around the Maritime Provinces to New England and then to Chicago. Europe 2015 (7 June – 21 September 2015) saw him travel through Italy, Sicily, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, and back to Italy. Intercontinental 2016 took him around the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), including three of the Camino de Santiago routes. River Run 2017 followed the great rivers of Europe (Po, Danube, Main, Moselle, Rhine, Rhone, Garonne, Gironde, Tarn, etc.) in a 6-1/2- month odyssey.

Having proven that the nomadic lifestyle works with a bicycle, he has settled in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is writing fiction and non-fiction while figuring out where to go next.
Email: mail@freewheelingfreelancer.com.

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