Posted in My Journey, News & Events, The Notepad

Nanowrimo 2018!

Happy November 1st Everyone and welcome to National Novel Writing Month. For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that Nanowrimo is a challenge I’ve always dreamed of winning but never quite managed it.

Well, after finally finishing a novel length manuscript and with my first draft of book two on the horizon, I thought what better opportunity than to give Nanowrimo another go.

Soo… I thought I better post this here, right now and commit.

I am officially a 2018 Nanowrimo participant! I’ve updated my Nanowrimo profile and I’ve already wrote 500 words. So that’s it, I’m in!

If you’re joining me on this crazy yet amazing journey of words, I’d love to be buddies! You can find my profile and the details of the novel I hope to write here. And… I’m also currently taking applications for cheerleaders! ๐Ÿ˜‚ (I’m gonna need the support!)

If you want to follow my Nanowrimo journey I’m sure I’ll be mentioning it over of my social media. Which you can find here, here and here.

Oh and don’t forget! It’s my e-book launch party tonight where I’ll be answering questions on my FB & Instagram lives, any Nanowrimo questions very welcome!

See you then!

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 ๐Ÿ‘‹,

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, Beyoncรฉ, 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. โค๏ธ 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. ๐Ÿ’ซ

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled, Woolly Wonders

The Slow Knitter Podcast & Giveaway!

You may remember, a few blogs ago, I announced the wonderful news that I was going to be a part of The Slow Knitter podcast!

Well, last week I spent some time chatting with Rena, the lovely lady behind The Slow Knitter, all about Unravelled as well as my knitting & crochet journey.

Today, her podcast containing my interview went live!

You can watch it here.

I’m so excited to share this experience with you, because I had so much fun doing it! Rena was a great host and asked some really interesting questions.

And if that wasn’t enough!!! Rena is also hosting a giveaway via her podcast where, not only could you win a copy of Unravelled along with the Adrian’s Scarf knitting pattern, but one lucky winner will have a chance to win the whole Ultimate Unravelled Kit… and it’s so easy to enter! (Be sure to watch the podcast for more details!)

Enjoy and hit the subscribe button whilst your there, so you never miss an episode of The Slow Knitter podcast. ๐Ÿ˜Š

– B xo

(Image Credit: Yasmin Qureshi Photography.)
Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

My Author Interview Debut!!!


My first official author interview is live! I had such a giggle filming this with the lovely Jason Forrest for The Milk Bar podcast and WCR FM, just in time for the Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival! 

To watch the full interview click here.

Let me know what you think & if you can make it to my event. I can’t believe there’s only two more sleeps til the festival!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿปโœ๏ธ 

– B xo