Posted in Hooked, My Journey, Unravelled, Woolly Wonders

New Year and New Adventures!

Hello everyone and welcome to 2020! 🎉 I hope this new year finds you all happy and healthy.❤️

For me, the end of 2019 went by with a bit of a blur. However, from then til now some pretty exciting things have happened. So I wanted to take a moment to fill you all in. I’m pretty sure some incredible things happened to you guys too. So please, let’s catch up in the comments, if you fancy it. 😘

First off I entered and won NaNoWriMo for the second year in a row! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

I set myself the goal of getting my next novel draft out and down on paper and I only flippin went and did it! NaNoWriMo is such a test on a writer’s ability, resilience and dedication, but such a rewarding experience and my month’s efforts were no exception. Hooked is here! Admittedly in it’s infancy, but nonetheless, it exists and, as I’m sure many of you will agree, that is a huge part of the climb! 🎉

Also during November, amidst Wrimo-ing, I had a meeting with my publisher.

(That’s what I looked like half way through a month of extreme writing! 😂)

I love getting to see Diane. Living so far apart, most of our communication is done online, so getting to see each other face to face is a real treat. I love our energy during those meetings, so creative and exciting. I always come away raring to go with the next project and this meeting was exactly that. We discussed some very exciting things that I’ll be able to reveal more of as the year progresses. But stay tuned guys, it’s going to be a good un!

On the back of said meeting; I joined in with the Black Friday shenanigans by doing a Red Friday Giveaway on Facebook.

One lucky winner got themselves a copy of Unravelled along with one of my exclusive buddles and a copy of the Adrian’s scarf knitting pattern just in time for Christmas. It was certainly not one to miss! In fact it was one of a few giveaways that we’ve launched through Facebook and I think with the success they’ve had, it won’t be the last. So make sure you like my page so you don’t miss out! You can search for @brionymarshallauthor or click here.

Then moving on to December, the Christmas madness hit. However, not without me just about managing to squeeze in everything I wanted to get done. 😅

The most important being finishing the video diary of my best kept secret of 2019. 😂 Last year I set myself the challenge of crocheting my, then, boyfriend a jumper and testing “The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater” (Something I learnt about early in 2019 by reading Alanna Okurn’s book of the same title.)

The idea was that if your relationship was meant to last, it would be able to out last the time it takes to complete a jumper for said loved one. Okurn documented the loss of many a boyfriend before the end of a first sock or snood. However, by the time I completed my jumper, I got myself a fiancé. 😂 For Christmas I gifted him the jumper along with a secret video diary I’d been keeping of the whole experience. The fiancé jumper went down a storm! Such a sentimental gift after such a crazy year. ❤️

And now here we are in the new year! The first of this month officially marked my fifth year on this amazing journey, which sounds unbelievable to say if I’m honest. But one book down and more on the way, I still feel all the love, support and fuzzies I did back then. Just in a bigger quantity! I still cannot thank any of you enough. ❤️ And to top it all off last weekend me and my fiancé went to view our first wedding venue together. 2020 is already coming up Millhouse! ❤️❤️❤️

So there we go, I’m up to date. Can’t wait to read what you guys have been up to.

Cheers to the roaring 20’s and the adventures they will bring! 🥂 Bring it on!

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, Unravelled

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone! 🎄🎉I hope you’re all having a wonderful time. 💕

Our little Bobby is having the time of his life, with it being his first Christmas and all. He was especially excited to see that Santa Paws had been! 🎅🏻🐾 (Making his stocking this year was just the cutest thing!)

I was spoilt yet again this year. 💕 A big thank you to everyone who played a part in making my Christmas so special. 🥰 One particular gift that I wasn’t expecting at all was the boyf treating me to a new Amazon Fire! 😱 It was such a lovely surprise!

If like me, you were treated to a new tablet or e-reader this year, don’t forget Unravelled is available now on the Amazon ebook store for the bargain price of £3.99!And what better time of year to snuggle up with a cosy chick lit than right now!

Just click the link below to purchase your copy today. 😊

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unravelled-Briony-Marshall/dp/1999866908

And whatever traditions you hold for the festive season, relax and enjoy! I’ll most likely catch up with you all again at new year!

Seasons Greetings. 🎄

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Unravelled E-book Available Now!

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to my online launch party Thursday night. 💕 Here’s a screenshot from the beginning of the Insta Live, wine in hand! Safe to say we had a fabulous time! 💃🏻 Special thanks to my girls Ellesse and Kyah for being such stars! ✨(I literally could not have it done it without you!)

It’s official, Unravelled’s e-book is now available in the Amazon Kindle store! 🥂🎉

Check it out on the link below!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07K1YFJSN/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Unravelled E-book Party Invite! 🎉

Here we go everyone, the invite you’ve all been waiting for, it’s the Unravelled e-book launch party! 🎉

So here’s the plan:

The launch will be on 1st November 2018. (Unravelled’s first birthday! 🎂)

8:30pm ‘til 9pm – I’ll be live on Facebook. (www.facebook.com/brionymarshallauthor)

9pm ‘til 9:30pm – I’ll be live on Instagram. (www.instagram.com/brionymarshallauthor)

I’d love it if you dropped by and said “Hi” 👋 . Maybe even join me in raising a glass to celebrate? 🍷 Either way, I’ll be there answering your questions, sipping rosè and celebrating Unravelled’s digital age! 🎉

Be sure to leave your RSVP in the comments. I can’t wait to party with you all soon! 🎊🍷🎉💃🏻🎂

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

E-book Release Announcement! 🎉

For #throwbackthursday this week I’m pulling this moment from the archives; the moment I sent the final draft of Unravelled to my kindle for my last ever read through before it went to print! 😱

I remember how once the document was open, it felt like I was reading an e-book straight from Amazon, already published, already out there in the big wide world. 🌎I know it sounds crazy, but it was one of the first moments I actually saw Unravelled as a “book”.

Well today, I am very excited to announce that that day dream is about to become a reality. Unravelled’s 1st birthday is coming up and I thought what better way to celebrate than with the release of it’s e-book!

So on November 1st 2018, I will be celebrating the e-book release of Unravelled with an online party across my social media and you’re all invited!🎉🎉🎉 (Expect: wine, q&as and lots of knitting!)

More details to follow over the next couple of days. 👀

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

The Quiet Knitter Review.

Unravelled really is a great book, and perfect for the wool addict and craft fanatic. – The Quiet Knitter

Hey everyone 👋,

Sorry for the silence. Things have been bubbling away nicely in my world, which gifted me an impromptu break. However, today has given me reason to take to the keyboard for a good cause!

Last month I was approached by Kate, from The Quiet Knitter, to see if I’d be interested in being part of her celebration of indie publishing, and of course I said yes!

I know I’m a little bias, but what a fantastic thing to celebrate? In the day to day runnings of life it’s so easy to get caught up in the big names and big brands and even easier to not hear the voice of the little guys. In my local town I’ve been very sad to see a lot of small local businesses closing their doors for the final time, due to the appearance of bigger named companies moving in just up the road. (And the publishing industry is no different!) It’s heart breaking, so a celebration of indie was just what I wanted to see land in my inbox!

If there’s one thing my Unravelled journey has taught me, it’s the importance of support. Together myself and The Writing Hall have created a product for sale, but because I don’t have the fan-base of say, Beyoncé, the sales aren’t guaranteed. Indie’s have to work hard at it. And with the wonderful support I’ve had throughout my journey, my small “business” has blossomed to the point where I’m currently at the very beginnings of book two. (Which is absolutely incredible!) Support means the absolute world to us, so a celebration of indie publishing is a fantastic idea!

Kate has given Unravelled a wonderful review and it was so heart-warming to read. ❤️ It’s day’s like today that give me that “living on a cloud” feeling all over again. Plus, we even got chance to conduct a mini interview for the blog. So you can head over and read my answers to her questions too. Just click here to read the whole article.

To all my lovely readers, I just want to take this opportunity to again thank you for everything. When you support indie, you really do make a dream come true. 💫

– B xo