Interview with Maurício Rodrigues Jr

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
O Pequeno Pássaro.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Ugly Duckling, a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. You are more than you think.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Bible, The Pilgrim's Progress, The Ugly Duckling, Robinson Crusoe and Hamlet.
Great books can evoke a powerful transformation.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Spreading my work.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like to help people. Writing something powerful has the ability to inspire, motivate and change lives.
What do your fans mean to you?
What are you working on next?
More tales.
Who are your favorite authors?
William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, Hans Christian Andersen, Fiódor Dostoiévski, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Hider haggard, João Guimarães Rosa, Herman Melville, Lew Wallace, Miguel de Cervantes and Biblical authors.
What do you read for pleasure?
Classics, Adventure, Christian, Poetry, Romance, Thriller & suspense, Biography and Inspirational books.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The opportunity to reach more readers around the world.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This story tells the adventures of an intelligent elephant and his friends in the jungle.
Published 2015-04-20.
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Books by This Author

الطائر الصغير
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: Arabic. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Classics, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Classics