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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 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

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Interview with Alison Chisholm

The huge requirement for writing poetry is a black biro.  I find it hard to believe that people can write it with blue biros, fountain pens or pencils.  The most special pen is a champagne-coloured one filled with Swarowski crystals – a Mothers’ Day gift, which makes it extra special … but I’m happy with… Continue reading Interview with Alison Chisholm