Interview with André Cronje

What are you working on next?
I am working on the perfection of my current work. This I said along time ago. I finally completed 8 works of art. Yip from inside out from content to cover writing and refining, designing and restructoring. I am tired of the long hours and constant repeats of going over things back and forth to find the perfect flow to go. But Im working my heart out and it's good.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I use to read many motivational books and true stories mostly history related but for me the number one book of all time quoting Napoleon Bonaparte, I would say is the Bible. Simply because it is the book of truth showing us the ways and thoughts of God Almighty.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My inspiration and writing style is mostly isnpired by scribling down quotes and sentences I wanted to remember. I later went through days sifting them into catégories and finally making my own quotes. It was a process that took years as I had to think and rethink and change and change again as time went on. Its never finishes.
When did you first start writing?
In school of course like everyone else. Facts more than fiction were always my thing but I flunked writing in general.
What's the story behind your latest book?
War and Peace is my latest book. It talks about the balance and harmony between war and peace that in this life neither can truly exist without the other. But peace is better and to pursuit peace is the ultimate goal _ inner peace, peace with your neighbor and peace with God.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords published my first book which was It your time to shine. I never made much money but Smashwords still graciously allowed me to use their platform which I am thankful for.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like writing Poesie. Garments of Praise is a collection of free songs and poetry and true short stories of real events.
What is your writing process?
I write by inspiration. I started out more than ten years ago by just collecting thoughts and then i had my own ideas and inspirations developing. My thoughts are always evolving but I stay anchored on God's words and Christ love for me..
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I haven't read much as a child but I remember reading about the bravery of the Boer history. Books does influence its readers if they will let it.
How do you approach cover design?
What is the perfect cover or title? I think the audience decides this. More importantly what's the content and how much substance you add to each line, paragraph and chapter. My cover designs go through evolution like seasons. I can hardly stay focussed on one picture to tell a thousand words.
What do you read for pleasure?
I often read the bible for pleasure, inspiration and divine intervention. Life is full of potholes and roadblocks not even to mention road hazards. We need eyes from heaven and a voice that would tell us what we need to hear. It is the truth that sets us free.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I never started out to be an author. Just by collecting thoughts and facts helped me to start writing my own to inspire others.
Published 2018-11-02.
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Books by This Author

Kings and Queens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,760. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & politics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World leaders
Kings and Queens - This is a book for Kings and Queens, for peasants and Popes alike. Leaders, Lawyers, and Lawmen, they are all God's servants with a God given duty and responsibility to establish and secure moral and political laws in accordance with God’s will and commandments.
Jesus Heals
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
Jesus Heals - Besides the finest doctors, staff and medical advances man still face limitations. But the sick keep seeking a cure, and hope comes in different potions, places, and labels. Where medicine ends, faith begins to hope for a God miracle.
War and Peace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
War and Peace - presents over 500 quotes, and pictures, on the beauty of world peace, inner peace, and peace with God in the midst of burned bridges, broken promises and the ashes of war. May your peace last a 1000 years, and more. Like a seesaw, war and peace harmoniously play together and requires just a gentle push to ensure that everyone stays happy at each end.
Paradise Prophet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Paradise Prophet - is a selection of stories, poetry and spontaneous spiritual songs. Sometimes poetic even dramatic to convey different messages about life with or without Jesus now and forever.
Awesome God
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Awesome God is a compilation of thoughts, quotes, poems and short stories about God.intended to boost your faith and hope in God. Truth prevails over lies and deception. Justice goes forth like a mighty man. His holiness sweeps through the nations, and the people tremble and fear at his mention of his name and the thunder of his voice.
God and Money
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,790. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
God and Money - Have you ever thought what God says about money and wealth? Read real financial stories and find practical applications to spiritual laws taught by Jesus on how to prosper and to lay up treasure for yourself in heaven.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,300. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Love & Marriage
Lovewins - Many songs, poems and letters have been inspired by love. Whether you are single, married, divorce or part of any community, know for yourself what God says about love and relationships.
Sunshine in Paris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Sunshine in Paris - the city of great joy, where angels walk the streets night and day. For the cry of salvation was heard in Paris, and faith arose in France to hope again for the Father's redemption and glory. It includes stories and prophesies to encourage those who love this nation.