Posted in My Journey

My Birthday Haul 2017.

So October is here and with it comes another birthday for me! 🎉🎈

I had a lovely time celebrating with family and friends and I received some really beautiful gifts. ❤️ Some of which I thought I’d share with you today. You never know, Christmas is just around the corner, it may even lead to some gift-spiration for you guys!

Notebooks: As an author, I can never have too many notebooks and these ones are perfect. The pack of three are great for those days when writer’s block and self doubt are threatening to visit and the other well, what more do I need to say?

Books: Books are one of my favourite presents to receive and this year was no exception. I particularly like the variety of this year’s books. A nice mix of fiction and non-fiction as well as a more detailed look at a craft I love alongside an education in a whole new skill!

Selfie Light: You can’t go wrong with a bit of quirky tech and I can’t wait to give this selfie light a try. It’s basically a clip on light and clip on lense that attach to my phone to give my pics a better look. I think this will be a great little gadget to use for my blog posts and Instagram feed!

Board Game: I do love sitting down and playing a board game. There’s just something completely nostalgic and cosy about it. So when I unwrapped a Sherlock Holmes board game I was instantly in love. It looks to be a take on the classic game Cluedo, one of my all time faves. ❤️

Jewellery: I love jewellery and the only thing better than just jewellery is bookish jewellery. 😍 How cute are these little book necklaces? The first is a book with real tiny pages that, if I’m feeling daring enough, I could actually write in! The second is such a special gift.❤️ My friend got me my very own book cover on a necklace! I nearly cried receiving this. Such a lovey gift, it’ll be the perfect accessory for my future events.

Wool: But not just any old wool, oh no, my parents treated me to a trip to the TOFT HQ and enough yarn to make a mini me! (More on that at a later date 😉) For those of you who don’t know, TOFT is a brand of luxury British yarn who also run an alpaca farm! 😍 I love visiting TOFT; having a mooch around the shop, relaxing with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake and then taking a walk around the grounds to see the alpacas. I have a very exciting blog post in the pipeline about TOFT by the way, so stay tuned for that!

Also, as those of you who follow me on Facebook will already know, I went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child last week in London. ❤️ This was also a birthday present from my lovely boyfriend. But after having such an amazingly magical weekend, I think I want to save that experience for a blog post of it’s very own. ⚡️

Thank you again for all the love. ❤️

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Competition Entry Example.

To get the ball rolling I thought I’d share an example of how my current competition works.

Here is a picture of one my #Unravelled stickers that I stuck on The Honesty Bookshop in Hay-On-Wye.

I deemed this to be an unusual place because it is a bookshop with no staff in one of the most bookish places in the world! If you pick a book off of the shelf you have to make a donation in the box, but no one is monitoring you… it’s all about honesty. For me Hay-On-Wye & especially The Honesty Book Shop represents a readers paradise which is why I thought it would be the perfect place for my sticker.

There we go then guys, what are you waiting for? The description of where you stuck your sticker and why is optional but it may help your entry to be picked! The only rule really is that #Unravelled has to be mentioned in the caption.

For more information or to find out how to get hold of your stickers be sure to read my previous post.

Happy Sticking!

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Competition Time!

Today I am very happy to announce the launch of my first ever competition! Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? And with Unravelled’s publication just around the corner it’s time to spread the word and have fun whilst we do it!

The Prize

One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Unravelled and a £25 Amazon Gift card!

How To Enter

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is apply for a set of exclusive Unravelled stickers. Once they arrive, stick your stickers in the most unusual places you can think of. (No rudies please!) Then, take a pic and post it on your social media using #Unravelled. Easy, right?

The winner will be the person whom we think found the most interesting and unusual place.

Fancy giving it a go? You can apply for your sticker set now by emailing your postal address to:

Competition ends Friday 20th October 2017.

The Rules

  • Entrants must be 16 or over.
  • Entries are restricted to the social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and must be public posts.
  • This competition is open internationally.
  • More than one entrant per person is permitted.
  • Entries must be captioned with #Unravelled.
  • Entries must adhere to the rules of the chosen social media platform.
  • Entries of a rude or slanderous nature will not be accepted.
  • We do not condone trespassing and cannot be held responsible for any trespassing/ illegal entry/ damage or injury caused by entrants in an attempt to reach an ‘unusual’ place.
  • The prize will be sent out within two weeks of the winner’s acknowledgment of their prize.
  • We reserve the right to change/ add to these terms, should this be deemed necessary, and with good reason.
  • By entering this competition, you agree to honour our terms and conditions as set out above.

Good luck everyone and happy sticking!

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Autumn Appreciation Post

So the time is almost here for woolly jumpers, comfy blankets, long nights, warm cuppas and a good read. ❤️ Autumn is by far my favourite season. I think it’s kind of obvious I’m partial to a chunky knit, but being an autumn baby has a lot to answer for in regards to my adoration of crunching leaves, copper tones, cinnamon scents, ankle boots and cosy nights in by the fire. 🔥

But this year Autumn is going to be even more fantastic… I’ve been given the green light from my publisher that Unravelled will be here this season!!! 🎉❤️🍂✨🎃🔥

Words cannot describe how excited I am by that fact! Unravelled has been a part of my life for ten years now! It makes me smile when I remember at the beginning people questioning why I was writing about characters who were so much older than me however now, when Unravelled is released this October, I’m going to be the same age as Claire! Time flies when you’re having fun!

Also the three years I’ve had working with The Writing Hall are coming to a head and I’m so excited to be continuing this journey with them too. As release draws closer our plans and ideas just get better and better. It’s all very exciting. We’re getting so close now… Eee!

So I’m going to take the opportunity to really appreciate this autumn for all it has to offer and I hope you’ll join me. 🍂

Keep your eyes peeled because the closer we get to publication date the more amazing things I’m going to be able to announce! So stay tuned guys!

⁃B xo

Posted in My Journey, Unravelled

Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival YouTube Video.

It’s finally here! The video from my first ever author talk is live. Thank you to everyone who attended back in January. (You may be able to spot yourself in the audience shots! Hehe.) And to those of you who couldn’t make it, I hope you enjoy the video. 😊

With this video also comes the official launch of my YouTube channel. I’ve currently got lots more footage being made into videos, so over the next few months you’ll get more of peek into my author life. However, I have a favour to ask…. On YouTube you are not allowed to give your channel a custom URL until you reach 100 subscribers! Help me make my channel officially part of the brionymarshallauthor family and hit that subscribe button!

Thankies in Advancies!

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Cover Reveal! 

The time has finally arrived for me to share with you all the cover for Unravelled! ❤️

I’m very excited about this one. It’s been a project I’ve been watching evolve for a while now and it’s been so hard not to let anything slip! But here we are. 😁 I just want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support. Every step we make towards Unravelled being released makes me more and more grateful for everyone that I have around me. It’s another pinch me moment right here and I love being able to share this journey with you all. ❤️

So, without further ado, let me reveal the cover for Unravelled…

Ta da!

So what do you think?

I absolutely adore my cover. It’s the perfect balance of cute and mature and, of course, wool! ❤️

Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments. I hope you love it just as much as I do. 😊

Oh and be sure to check out my blurb that has casually snuck it’s way into this reveal. 😉

– B xo