Interview with Ziggy Torok

What's the story behind your latest book?
More of an "inspiration" than a story, but the Southern California traffic. It is just incredible how the traffic can stop from one mile to an other without any reason. Hoping that as more and more people read my book - Drive smarter, drive safer - the roads will become a much safer place to be.
What are you working on next?
That is still up in the air... Maybe the second part of my latest book. But it can happen that I publish my Hungarian poems first.
How do you approach cover design?
I tend to choose my covers based on the content on my book. Try to convey the same message with the cover as with my book.
What is your writing process?
I typically write when I want to channel my emotions. It helps me to "let them go"...
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Love most of Paulo Coelho's books. Just love how he builds up his story and the messages his books have.
Dan Brown: Angels and Demons - just couldn`t stop reading it:)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Ibook
Describe your desk
I usually write with my laptop on my lap :)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Hungary. Not sure that it had any influence on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I was about 22, when I wrote my first poem.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords provided a platform where I can publish my books. Made it easy and simple.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is having those emotions channeled, having them free up my mind from worrying and/or thinking about them too much.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paulo Coelho, Dan Brown.
Published 2018-01-03.
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Books by This Author

Verseim
Price: $6.99 $1.75 USD. (75% off!) Words: 16,200. Language: Hungarian. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Eastern European Poetry
Tobb tucatnyi vers kulonbozo erzelmi allapotbol. Boldogsag, szerelem, csalodottsag, boldogtalansag, vagy epp csak irasi kenyszer. Dozens of poems from different emotional state. Happiness, love, disappointment, unhappiness, or simply just urge of writing.
Drive Smarter, Drive Safer
Price: $4.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Driver education, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Quick guide to become a smarter, safer driver. Considering and applying them appropriately, could make you a better, safer driver.
Keep Going
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 130. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
This poem was inspired by a optimism and the mindset that no matter what life throws at you, you just have to keep going and make the best of each situation.
Love Poems
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off!) Words: 2,250. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Poems which were inspired either by love, or by being in love. Either they were mutual or platonic love, they made me pour my feelings into words.