For the last few years I have been interviewing authors, illustrators, editors and fellow bloggers about their love of stationery for the Papers Pens Poets blog. The blog was not my idea it was my friend’s Jo Franklin‘s idea. But I am excellent at working to a brief so I have taken the idea and ran with it. Since March 2016,when we launched the blog, we have made — posts and most of them have been interviews.
In July 2016, I interviewed children’s book writer, Mo O’Hara. She told me:
“Like so many authors I am a bit of a stationary nerd. I am notebook and file obsessed but pens aren’t really something that I gush over. I’m definitely not a fountain pen girl (I’m far too messy).” Mo O’Hara
When she starts a new project she generally allows herself to splurge on a new notebook as a treat.
Also if she is going to a conference or retreat she always start with a fresh notebook but she also takes her thought notebooks and her project notebooks along too. She said:
“It’s more about the feel of a notebook for me and not the look. I always buy them in shops and not online because I need to pick up the book and hold it. I’m very kinaesthetic like that.” Mo O’Hara
Mo O’Hara writes the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series, published by Macmillan.
She launched a brand new series My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet in September 2018. the second in the series, Space Cat-astrophe was released in February 2019.
Mark is off to Evil Scientist Space Camp, which is being led by the totally epic evil astronaut Neil Strongarm who is looking for evil apprentices for his next space mission!