Welcome back to Stationery Love – the series where people share their love of all things stationery with us.
If you didn’t already know, this week is National Stationery Week. It’s an important week in the stationery lover’s diary 🙂 Each day has a particular focus … Monday was #PenAndPencilDay, yesterday #GetCrafty, today #WorldStationeryDay, tomorrow it’s #ThankYouThursday, Friday #FountainPenFriday, Saturday #SignatureSaturday and finally on Sunday #WriteALetterDay. There are lots of ways you can get involved and on social media you’ll see the most gorgeous products showcased (with awesome giveaways too!). Don’t miss this important week!
My guest on Stationery Love today is Deborah Carr. Debs is an author I’ve followed since I first began to blog in 2011. It’s been an honour watching her hone her craft, writing in more than one genre. I’m delighted to be welcoming her today!
You’ll be finding out her favourite brands, her luxury wishlist item (it has a gold zip!), what’s her favourite everyday stationery and much more. Wait until you see how organised Debs’ stationery is!
Welcome to Stationery Love.
What is your earliest stationery-related memory?
Sitting at my dad’s desk when I was about four and writing in his diary that up until that point only had his neat writing on each page.
What do you look for when purchasing stationery?
If it’s to fit in my handbag, then something light and that has pages that fold completely back, if for my desk, then anything that takes my fancy that day.
And how often do you purchase stationery?
Too often. I have more stationery than I’ll probably ever use and still I buy more.
What’s your favourite everyday stationery Debs?
Bic Limited Edition Silver Barrel Medium Point 1.0mm pens. They were produced for their 60th anniversary and I bought a couple of boxes. Also Pukka Pads.
Tell us about your “collection” of pretty notebooks/pens/folders/binders etc.
I have so many now, I really need to take a day putting them altogether and going through each one. I have them in different sizes, colours and love them all.
What luxury item would be on your stationery wish list if only you could afford it Debs?
A Smythson Panama A4 zip writing folder in Nile Blue, but as it’s £475 I can’t see me getting one anytime soon.
Any favourite brands?
I would love Smythson, as above, but I do have many Pukka Pads in varying sizes, as well as other notepads people have bought me for presents. I always have a new notepad for each book that I write and pads for ideas, plot ideas, character ideas, etc.
When did you last write something?
Today. What was it? The first book in my new contemporary romance series: The Boardwalk by the Sea series, book 1 Summer Sundaes.
Rollerball or fountain pen?
Fountain pen. I’m left-handed and when I had writing lessons at school always smudged the words and the pen usually scratched the paper, so didn’t initially like using a fountain pen. I was given a gold fountain pen for my 21st by my grandmother and remember thinking, ‘why has she given me this?’. Years later, I tried writing with it and loved it, then for my fortieth I was given a silver Caran d’Ache pen and love the feel of it and use it all the time.
Ink cartridge or bottled ink?
I love using bottled ink, but usually go for the cartridges because they’re easier.
Thank you for being my guest today on Stationery Love Debs.
Deborah Carr lives on the island of Jersey with her husband and three rescue dogs. She spent seven years as Deputy Editor for Novelicious.com and writes books in three genres. Her historical romance, Broken Faces, was written in her own name and her contemporary romance series’s are written in her pseudonym, Georgina Troy. Her new Georgina Troy series, The Boardwalk by the Sea, is published by Green Shutter Books and her Jersey Scene series was published by Accent Press. Deborah has also written two psychological thrillers.
Find out more about her on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeborahCarrAuthor/ & https://www.facebook.com/GeorginaTroyAuthor/
She tweets as @DebsCarr and @GeorginaTroy
*some links below are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you purchase using a link. The price you pay will be the same. By using the affiliate links you are helping to support future giveaway’s on Jera’s Jamboree.
BIC Cristal Celebrate £25/pack of 20 on Amazon
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Caran d’Ache fountain pen from £159 on Amazon
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The pen takes mini universal cartridges.
The giveaway includes a J Herbin Roller Ball Pen and 3 tins. Each tin contains 6 cartridges of the following colours.
Orange Indien (Indian Orange)
Lierre Sauvage (Wild Ivy Green)
Rose Cyclamen (Cyclamen Pink)
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