My guest on Stationery Love today is Joanna Gawn from writing duo The Lazuli Portals.
Yes, that’s me. I’m that girl. The one you see in Staples, or near any stationery aisle, eyes sparkling and fingers twitching. Then reaching forward to stroke the paper, examine the pen, trace the design on the notebook and open to its fresh, virgin pages. Oooooh, it’s all so pretty!
When I write stories and novels, I type directly onto the laptop keyboard. I use scrap paper for “must remember” notes. So what do I need with another pen, another notebook, another sparkly pad? Ah, but you see stationery is like chocolate . . . you don’t really need it . . . do you?
Imagine my joy when I discovered my co-author, Ron, is just as entranced by stationery as I am! Christmas and birthday gifts are sooo easy lol. But joint trips to the online Vistaprint store for our business stationery could start to get expensive . . . especially now that they do notebooks as well!
With so many colours, textures, sparkles, and even scents, it’s hard to resist the pull of new stationery – and there’s a certain satisfaction in sitting with a gorgeous pen (or even a set, or two or three … ahem), and a brand new notebook of clear, empty pages just waiting to welcome the words!
So yes, that’s me: my name is Joanna and I am a stationery addict. Case closed.
Ron Dickerson is a Cornishman with a background in rugby, business and Round Table/Rotary; perhaps not the expected connections for writing spiritual adventure novels! He has a deep love of books and superb writing. He is an intuitive natural healer. He and his wife also have two cats.
Joanna and Ron are currently writing the sequel to The Cordello Quest, entitled Mosaic of Light. They also write short stories (published as ebooks), flash fiction and poetry.