Contributors

Paolo Donnarumma | Contributor

Car enthusiast since the age of 4, Paolo is a living cliché. Italian born and raised in Switzerland. He loves (beside writing instruments) soccer, good food, good wines, watches and cars. Father of 2 kids and married to Pia since 2003, he writes about, guess what, cars, watches, drinks & food in relation to pens.

Nancy R. Olson | Contributor

Nancy doesn't need any introduction. She is almost an institution in the writing instruments world. She is probably the most competent person when it comes to writing instruments writing for over 25 years about it. Her experience and knowledge is second to none and her passion about it is a true inspiration. Has travelled the world and visited the most prestigious manufacturer. One more thing... she uses a great pen every day!

Nick Neghina | Editor-in-chief

Nick is a writer and content strategist for various projects in the luxury industry whose work has focused for more than a year around luxury writing instruments. Besides his passion for photography, cooking, and of course, fine writing instruments and stationery, Nick is an aficionado of Italian cuisine and believes that Dolce Vita knows no end. A creative spirit and perfectionist by nature, for Nick only the best is good enough.

Brett F. Braley-Palko | Contributor

Brett F. Braley-Palko is a writer and marketing manager based on a farm in Pennsylvania, USA. Brett has written for a variety of publications in the United States, Italy, and the UK, with an emphasis on fine living, cookery, the aristocracy, and even chickens. Brett is new to the pen industry and has been a full-time employee of Kenro Industries since August 2021, but is already a convert.

Andrew Chorley | Contributor

Andrew Chorley by day works in the education sector helping to mould minds and to help those with learning difficulties. At the weekends and nearly other waking moments, Andrew can be found exploring the wonderful world of fine writing and creating art pieces with Japanese themes. In recent months Andrew’s collection of pens has taken on a very precise journey into the realms of Japanese culture. That being Urushi and Maki-e, with that said Andrew keeps an open mind to all things inky and pen related.

Samuel Naldi | Contributor

Samuel is a real guru of the industry. He's owner of one of the most sophisticated writing instruments boutiques in the world. If you want to know anything about a pen or a watch, drop him a note and he will be able to advise on any matter regarding your pen collection. And if you don't have a pen collection yet, he will make sure you get one pretty soon.

Vanessa Langton | Contributor

Vanessa is an Art Historian with a passion for 19th century photography history, mid-20th century street photography, Post Impressionist painting, and fountain pens. When she’s not conducting research, she’s writing with fountain pens and experimenting with various inks and papers. Vanessa collaborates creatively with several notable pen companies and distributors as well as creates YouTube videos under the Pen Gangsta pseudonym.

Riccardo Murrau | Contributor

Owner and publisher of Foolish Magazine Italia, Riccardo is based in Turin and loves vintage and collectible items. He writes about all the nice things in life with a nostalgic touch remembering the good old days when artisans were creating marvellous objects from every possible material.