WHO IS // MARK LEMON
WHAT IS // LEMON DROP BOOKS?:
Lemon Drop Books is a self-publishers from Bristol founded and set-up by myself.
HOW DID // LEmon drop books COME TO BE?
I was so impatient after sending out the Otis and Thea stories to a number of publishers, I decided to speed things along and release the books on my own self-publishing company, Lemon Drop Books because, well, why not?
BEST THING // ABOUT BEING lemon rop books?
I love the fact that I have complete autonomy with how my books are produced and look. I work with an amazing illustrator, Maia Walczak, who really compliments the stories with her beautiful artwork. I also get to work from home and do the school run and its lovely spending more time with the kids.
WHO WHAT // INSPIRES YOU?
Anyone who has the courage to do there own thing and truly believes in what they do.
YOUR FASHION STYLE: Urban dad. I wear too many trainers. Fact.
YOUR PARENTING STYLE: I try and be organized, which occasionally fails miserably.
BRANDS: All Saints, Nike, Penfield, Carhartt BEAUTY PRODUCT: I’m a Kiehls man! BOOK OR FILM: Sounds funny being an author and choosing film, but I love it when I find a great movie. WAY TO RELAX: Exercise always helps me focus and get rid of any extra energy, plus this is when I usually find my best book ideas. HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Jamaica has always been a second home for me, due to having lots of family links their since I was a child. My wife parents still live there for half of the year, great to still have links with the beautiful island.
THE LAST //
TEXT YOU SENT: “Love, Otis fell off his scooter on way to school without helmet, needed to change his trousers. He was okay. #alwaysondaddieswatch” THING YOU ATE: Chilli, bacon and onion omelette CALL YOU RECEIVED: My mum. THING YOU BOUGHT: Otis a treat after school: lolly and a packet of crisps!
WHAT // CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
My family and my phone of course!
WHAT IS // THE BEST ADVICE YOU RECEIVED?
"Make the most of every day, and always keep looking forward."
GUILTY PLEASURE //
Curry, curry, curry.