Tell me about yourself? What are your favorite books to read?
Hi, and thank you for having me. My name is Reka Hall, I am originally from Hungary and lived in Brighton for over 10 years. After I finished university in Pecs and got a degree as Maths and Computer Science teacher, I came to the UK for a summer, and here I am 11 years later married, being a mum, and settled down.
When did you decide you were going to write a book?
How long have you been writing?
I started writing when my daughter was born 6 years ago. My dad passed away 6 months after she was born, and writing helped with my anxiety, it was always easier for me to express myself in the written word. I also felt talking to kids was somehow easier than talking to adults, so I chose to write stories for kids. My debut book, When Millypop and her mummy visited Ice Cream Land came out just at the end of August.
How did you come up with the name of your book?
The name came from my daughter’s nickname, which she only accepted from me, however now she says it’s her disguised name.
What are you working on for 2020?
I started working on another 3 Millypop book drafts however
What advice would you give to other authors?
You need to believe in your book and yourself to be able to widen your audience, and yes there is a selling part too. Marketing is important, however can be also costly, if you research you could see that some companies will help for a fraction of the money or for a subscription. You need to buy copyright as well so no one can steal your illustrations or work in the future.
Where can people find you online?
My website is here where you can also find my Facebook, Twitter, Youtube channel, and Instagram
Do you plan to make more books in the future?
Yes, although When Millypop and Her Mummy visited Ice Cream Land was my debut book so please bear with me till the next one is coming
What is your favorite food and drink?
My favorite fast food is fried chicken, healthy food is corn on the cob or a salad and my favorite drink is fruit tea.
Did you go to college to be a writer?
I studied Maths and Computer Science at University to be a teacher however writing is a new (6 years) passion of mine.