This week it is my pleasure to interview Ronit Tal Shaltiel. Would you please introduce yourself to my readers, Ronit and share something about your life.
When did you write your first book and how did it come about?
My first book, was a book of short stories. I wrote it about 30 years ago, but I didn't feel that it was good enough for publishing. I still have it on the hard drive.
After my son was born I started to write children's books.
Do you always write in the same genre or do you mix it up?
I published only children's book. In the past I wrote poetry, and short stories.
I have plans to write cooking books.
When you write, do you start with an idea and sit down and let it evolve, or do you make notes and collect ideas on paper beforehand?
First I have the idea on my head, and when I am ready I sit and start to work on the book. It can take weeks or even months, but then it can be written in a few days.
Would you like to give us a short excerpt from one of your books?
In a little house lived Number 1. He was lonely.
He didn't have a friend, a dog or a cat.
One day he went to find the rest of the numbers.
“It will be fun if I can find all the other numbers.
We will have Math fun together!” thought number 1.
This in the first page of the book “Where Are the Numbers? The Adventures of the Numbers”. It is also the first book on the series.
How would you describe yourself?
Professionally I am an author of children's books and coloring books and I am a graphics designer. I am also a wife and a mom. I am an Israeli who lives in the USA.
What do you do when you are not writing or reading?
I am selling my service as a graphics designer on Fiverr;
I sing and dance with a choir; I mentor a kid in a school; I do exercises in Zumba class; and I enjoy photography when ever I can.
If you could holiday anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
Hawaii, because I used to watch TV programmes about Hawaii, and it looked so magical and beautiful.
What is the biggest factor for you when selecting a book to read?
I read a lot of different genres, If I like a book that an author has written I will read more books of his, or hers. I mostly like books of female authors. I usually read the back cover to see what the story is about. I am taking part of a book club, so I read books that been chosen in the group.
Do you have your own website?
Are you working on a new book at the moment?
Yes, this is my third children's book. The name of the book is not final it is called “ Travel with number 10” this is a spin-off of my second book: “ Travel the world with the numbers”. In it, the Numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 0 are travelling the world and in each location one number stay behind. On the book: “Travel with Number 10” . The story is of Number 10 that travel, and also doing Math fun at the same time in New York, Boston and Washington.
Do you have any events or book promotions coming up that you would like to tell us about?
I am doing a book promotion on Smashwords 18-24 March.
Where are the numbers? For $ 0.99.
Travel the world with the numbers for $ 0.99
Review will be very appreciated.
My books are published at Amazon and Smashwords, so it is available also at Barn and Noble, iBooks and Kobo.