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Interview with Bella Osborne

My favourite pen is a very special one, which my husband bought for me when I signed my first contract. It is a special edition Montblanc ballpoint pen called Princess Grace de Monaco (they call it that, not me!) It is a beautiful dark purple, which is my favourite colour and has a lovely weight… Continue reading Interview with Bella Osborne

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Interview with Donna Vann

The smell of pencils and paper is the smell of my childhood. Every day after school I would walk down the long hill to the centre of our small Texas town, where my mum managed a shop selling stationery and office machines. So it’s not surprising I have a complex relationship with office supplies. For… Continue reading Interview with Donna Vann

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Interview with Margaret Bateson-Hill

I prefer pen to pencil, but actually anything that writes – so if it’s a pen the ink needs to flow evenly, or a pencil it needs to be sharp. I have a dreadful habit of picking up biros that give up halfway through a sentence or pencils that are nearly worn down. As any… Continue reading Interview with Margaret Bateson-Hill

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Interview with Loretta Schauer

My favourite pen or pencil would probably be a fat soft chunky graphite stick. I have quite a few, (5B to 9B), and coupled with random bits of crayon, charcoal, and scrappy brushes I use them to create messy lines and textures for my picture book characters. But the work-a-day pencil I can’t live without,… Continue reading Interview with Loretta Schauer