Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

I had a very exciting meeting with my publisher!Β 

So yesterday I had a very exciting meeting with my publisher. And as result today, whilst enjoying the sunshine in my garden, I’m also: trying to process it all, rewriting my notes, forming a new to-do list, revamping the blog, putting together my next newsletter and writing this post. Things are very much surging forward guys, I hope you all remembered to fasten your seatbelts whilst you still had the chance. 

I do need to confess, things have been a little quiet around here lately, but after yesterday’s meeting I’m happy to say I can finally break that silence. Over the past few weeks, whilst nothing’s really been happening here, behind the scenes have been crazy! I’ve been busy looking at cover images, blurbs, release dates, prices, bundle ideas, promo stuffs, creating secret woolly wonders and organising future events. (Phew! I believe there’s more. But I might run out of breath if I keep going with that list.) However, I had all of this information and I wasn’t entirely sure what I was and wasn’t allowed to share with you, so I had to keep my lips zipped. But then yesterday I got the green light I was hoping for and I am so happy! (I mean if any of you caught my first ever Facebook Live yesterday I’m pretty confident you could see that happiness. πŸ˜‚)

But what does all this mean for the future? Well first and formost, it means the ball is rolling and everything is falling into place! I  now have a schedule to work to for releases and announcements. So stay tuned for all of that. 

It also means that I can now officially confirm that Unravelled will be here for Christmas! Hoorah! πŸŽ‰ (I know, I know saying that word on literally day one of summer is like saying a very naughty swear word. But guys, Christmas! You’ll be able to hold Unravelled in your hands this year!!!) And look on the bright side, at least you know what to ask Santa for and it’s only June. πŸ˜‰ Also, when you think of all things wool, the open fire, the cosy blankets and steaming cup of coco just seem right and we can’t exactly be dreaming of that at the poolside now can we? So there has also been a change of strategy from the publisher which lead to a slight change of release date. However, I personally think the timing suits Unravelled better and gives us time to make the most of all the exciting opportunities that are heading our way. 

So there we go. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this exciting news as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. Now I’m off to enjoy the last of the evening sun. β˜€οΈ
Ciao for now!

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

May Wrap Up: The Author Talk Editon.

Hello June, it’s so nice to have you here! β˜€οΈBut, before we all get too carried away with summer lovin’, I want to take a moment to talk about my May. And what a May it was! 

Three events. Three different crowds. Three very valuable and enjoyable experiences. 

A huge thank you to every single one of you who made it to one of my events. Your on going support is super amazing, it honestly means the world to me. πŸ’–

Sedgley Library Talk. 


This event was a childhood dream realised. I’ve always loved libraries, so getting to do a named event at one that has been such a huge part of my life was just phenomenal. The staff were lovely and very welcoming. The audience were focused and involved. And between them they made my talk a sold out event! We had a great chat, with my new event structure going down a treat. The Q&A section of this event was brilliant with the audience asking a range of interesting and thought provoking questions. We even ended proceedings with a raffle, coffee and cake! (In which I won a book! πŸ˜‚) Thank you to everyone at Dudley Libraries for everything that day and I look forward to returning in the near future. 😊

Yarn Shop Day

Yarn Shop Day was a lot of fun. The atmosphere at the shop was fantastic; everyone was in a jolly mood, happily showing support for their local wool shop and the chosen charity of the day: The Mutiple Sclerosis Trust. I think my favourite part was meeting so many of my fellow wool sisters at the drop in knit and knatter and the nostalgia it created being back in that environment. I even got to speak to people I hadn’t seen in years, which was wonderful. Helen at Beacon Crafts did an amazing job generating interest and entertaining customers. It was a great day all round with goodie bags , special offers, coffee and cake. I really had a great time and am already looking forward to next year! 

The Wool-ves Yarnival


The Yarnival opened my eyes to a very new world of wool! From vintage pattern stalls, yarn bombing groups and beautiful hand dyed wool hanks, to spinning wheels, knitted maps and weaving looms, the Yarnival showcased such a variety of talent, I was grateful to be part of it. I especially enjoyed tailoring my talks for this event to include more of my own knitting experiences and I got to hear about the experiences of others, which is always a pleasure. Whilst I was there I also got to join in with some fab things along the way. You can see me pictured above with a granny square I actually crocheted at the event as part of a charity blanket. I also found out about a local yarn bomb that I was invited to take part in and I got my hands on a pair of huge knitting needles! (Perfect for rugs and fast grownong blankets, I can’t wait to give them a whirl.) Considering this was the first ever event of it’s kind, I think the Hembra Craft ladies did a fab job and set great potential for the future of the Yarnival as a reoccurring event. I wish you the very best of luck! 

Looking back over my May experiences, I know it may sound cliched, but I learnt a lot. From how interacting with some of smallest crowds can be just as rewarding as the big ones, to having a fantastic reception by just relaxing and enjoying myself, every event gave me it’s own points to take away.

 All in all these events were a very valuable experience and I look forward to what my future events calendar has in store! 

– B xo

Posted in The Bookshelf

My non-fiction binge.Β 

I’m currently working my way through a non-fiction binge. My “just finished”, my “currently reading”, my “tbr” all non-fiction. 

Not that I’m complaining, it’s just that normally I’m not a fan. The realms of unknown worlds, that promise of escapism, dream-like situations and brand new discovery just normally call out to me louder than the rest. But at the moment I just can’t get enough of real life happenings. 

Recently I finished Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Ian Nathan.


Slightly cheating here, I know. But although talking about the wizarding world, Inside the Magic showcases, in gloriously fine detail, the making of a film of such size and imagination. Informing the reader of in depth characters design, costumes and sets. And how everyone had to work together to create a beleiveable fantasty world filmed within our normal one. 

Currently I’m reading Uggie The Artist: My Story. 


Again, a different take on non-fiction with this autobiography written from the perspective of a dog. However Uggie’s journey is in itself factual and an interesting angle to look through on the making of some of my favourite films. Having once been the proud owner of a Jack myself, I find Uggie as a dog utterly adorable and am loving reading about his escapades. 

Then after that I have two more non-fiction books already lined up for me. 

First up, Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes.


Whilst researching my genre and audience when writing Unravelled, Keyes was a name that kept popping up. Never having read any of her work, I picked up this book straight away when it popped up in my local library. The blurb instantly appealed to me with its comic take on everyday life and it’s appropriate tag line “notes from a small woman.” I can’t wait to dive into this soon. 

And finally, one of the newest additions to my bookshelf, The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. 


I’ve been very excited about the concept of hygge ever since I first heard about it a couple of months ago. Cozy-ness, me time and hot cups of tea are right up my street. Plus this has to be one of the most adorable hardbacks I’ve seen in a while. What is there not to love? 
Do any of you experience this bout of binge reading? Do you do it with non-fiction or is it another genre that normally doesn’t turn your head but then suddenly cosumes all of your time? Let me know! Also, if you have any non-fiction recommendations, be sure to leave them in the comments. 

P.S: I’m currently in the middle of doing author talks for Unravelled. If you’ve managed to pop along to one already, thank you so much for coming, if you’ve not yet been able to, don’t forget the Wool-ves Yarnival is taking place this Sunday at the Newhampton Arts Centre. I recently got the times for my talks confirmed as 1pm and 3pm. If you can make it, I’d love to see you there! 

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

I actually can’t believe I’m typing this…

Guys, my author talk at Sedgley Library is SOLD OUT!!! 


To everyone who has tickets, thank you so much! I can’t wait to see you all next week. 😊 If you missed out, I’m so sorry. πŸ™

However, all is not lost! You’ll still find me helping out at Yarn Shop Day and there is still my appearance at the Yarnival to look forward too. (Take a look at my previous blog post for more details.)

Someone pinch me!

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

I’ve Got The Month of May…

It’s a big announcement post today guys! The time has finally arrived for me to share even more of my exciting news with you all. So I’m just going to dive right in and tell you! (Because seriously, I can’t wait any longer!)

I am officially confirmed for three (!!!) events during the month of May! (Yes three!!! It’s going to be a very busy month for me and I can’t wait!)

Below I’m going to give a break down of each event.  Some of them do require tickets for entry so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Any enquiries? Feel free contact me at brionymarshallauthor@gmail.com

Author Event: Briony Marshall at Sedgley Library.

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This event still seems a little surreal to me! Sedgley Library holds a very special place in my heart because it is the library from my childhood. ❀️ I still visit quite regularly, so to see my name posted around the place, as it currently is, is breath taking! During this event you’ll be able to hear me talk about myself as an author, my novel, its journey from head to page and I’ll even be reading some extracts too!

Wool-ves Yarnival

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I love everything about this event, the punny name especially! I’ll be there giving readings from Unravelled as well as talking about how my love for knitting influenced my writing. The time of my appearance is to be confirmed, but I’m sure you’ll find me having a look around throughout the day and giving some new woolly crafts a try!

International Yarn Shop Day

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This year I have been invited to celebrate International Yarn Shop Day with my local wool shop, Beacon Crafts Sedgley, where I’ll be taking part in Knit & Knatters sessions throughout the day. I can’t wait to meet you all and see what you’ve got on your needles! πŸ‘€ 

If you are interested in any of the events I’ll leave links below where you can find out more:

Author Event: Briony Marshall at Sedgley Library

Wool-ves Yarnial

Yarn Shop Day

I hope to see as many of you there as possible, be sure to let me know if you can make it! 😊

– B xo