Pedro M. Lourenço

Biography

Pedro M. Lourenço was born in Caldas da Rainha , Portugal, in 1980. He lived there until he was 17. In 1998 he moved to Lisboa, to study at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa. In 2003 he finished his degree in Biology, a scientific field that he never abandoned ever since. After finishing his degree, he worked in various projects related with Ornithology and Ecology, and eventually defended a PhD thesis in 2010, at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, on the topic of bird migration. Over the years, writing was always a second home, a secret passion that seldom saw the light of day.
After the PhD he returned to his native Portugal, having worked in nature conservation projects and, more recently, in research projects at the University of Lisboa. His research on bird migration often offered him the chance to fulfil another of his passions: travelling. He has been to exotic locations such as the fjords of Iceland, the Banc d'Arguin in Mauritania, and the Bijagós archipelago of Guinea-Bissau, as well as to most European nations.
In 2017, writing finally gained a much deserved bigger role in his life, with the publication of his first book entitled "À Sombra de Uma Estrela Intermitente". This collection of short stories, written in Portuguese, wander the uncertain border between happiness and sadness. Since then he has worked on several writing projects, including a few children's stories that are slowly becoming available now in ebook format both in Portuguese and English.
Currently, he lives in Groningen, the Netherlands, together with his partner, Ana Ferreira, and their two children, João and Teresa, trying to reconcile his biology, is writing and family life in a juggling act that is not always easy to perform.

Smashwords Interview

What are the main sources of inspiration for your work?
I think I have two main sources of inspiration. One is nature. Having worked as a biologist for the last 15 years, and having been fascinated by nature for as far as I can remember, I find the natural world around us is a never-ending source of ideas and inspiration that can become stories or parts of stories. The other main inspiration is human interactions and what we sometimes call the human experience. What we feel, when we feel it, why we feel it and, sometimes, about whom we feel it. These are the question driving most of our lives and they provide most of the ideas behind virtually every good story ever written.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing just about as soon as I learned how to do it, in primary school. But my writing only become more serious in my late teens and early twenties, especially after I started attending college.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Pedro M. Lourenço online


Books

The Story Maker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries
A children's story about a boy who had a monster living in his bedroom, and that through that monster eventually found something truly amazing.
Crónicas de um Planeta Que Era Azul
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,590. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals
Uma colecção de histórias curtas que procuram enquadrar a posição do homem no mundo que nos rodeia.
O Inventor de Histórias
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries
Conto infantil sobre um menino que tinha um monstro a viver no seu quarto, e que através dele descobriu algo de maravilhoso.
O Maçarico Sarapico
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Parents
A história de um jovem maçarico que parte para a sua primeira migração até África onde reencontrará o seu pai.
Flitwit the Godwit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Parents
The story of a young black-tailed godwit that embarks in his first migration to Africa.
O Albatroz Que Tinha Medo de Voar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A história de um jovem albatroz que tem de enfrentar o seu medo das alturas.
The Albatross That Was Afraid of Flying
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The story of a young albatross that must conquer his fear of heights.
The Guardian of the River
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The story of a brave bird that protects his river and all of its inhabitants from trouble.
O Guarda do Rio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Um conto infantil que relata a história de uma ave corajosa que protege um rio e os seus habitantes.

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