Thorns and Roses

03/06/2017

 
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In October 2016, The Brielle Agency was contacted by Amaka Azie, author of Melodies of Love, requesting an edit for her second novel, Thorns and Roses. Of course, Nicole did not hesitate to say yes. She worked with Amaka on her first novel and was excited to have her satisfied and passionate writer back with a second book. Work on Thorns and Roses began on October 3, 2016, and was completed in about 5 weeks, (including a second round of editing and proofreading). It was an honor to work on Amaka's second novel. She is a passionate, creative writer who takes her craft very seriously, and can tell a moving story. We look forward to working together with Amaka again in the very near future on her third novel. Read the synopsis for Thorns and roses below (and purchase a copy at the following links):

Book Synopsis:
Ifeoma and her sisters escaped an emotionally abusive father to start a new life in Lagos. She is determined to never let another man have control over her, even if that means never falling in love. That is until she meets Chuma, a wealthy and domineering man who is exactly the kind of man she is determined to stay away from but somehow can’t seem to keep away from. An unlikely relationship develops, taking them from joy to a devastating loss and finally to betrayal. Ifeoma must decide, but she is torn between her painful past and a chance at a future with Chuma…

Chuma is a cutthroat obsessive financial mogul whose sole purpose in life is to make his family name great. And he is determined to let nothing distract him from achieving his goal. But when he meets Ifeoma, an elusive, hardworking chef, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. They embark on a turbulent journey of friendship and love, which is eventually shattered by tragedy. Chuma wants to heal the rift that has grown between them and will go to any lengths to do so. However, he encounters secrets from her past...

 

The Broken Hedge

02/17/2017

 
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On June 22, 2016, Jessica contacted Nicole of The Brielle Agency for editing services for her novel, The Broken Hedge, a book of short stories. Jessica was referred to us by Tolulope Popoola, owner and publisher of Accomplish Press. After a bit of negotiating back and forth, work finally began on The Broken Hedge, on August 5, 2016, and was completed in about 5 weeks. The Broken Hedge is Jessica’s first novel and a must read for all. Working with Jessica was truly an exciting experience; she is passionate about her work and serious about being a writer, and it is an honor to have worked with her. We wish her much success with The Broken Hedge and pray she keeps going because there are lots of stories residing within her. The Broken Hedge is now available at the following online stores:

 

Melodies of Love

12/16/2016

 
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On May 12, 2016, The Brielle Agency was honored to receive an inquiry from first-time author, Amaka Azie. Amaka needed a professional eye to spot the missing details in her story and reached out to The Brielle Agency at the recommendation of the publisher at Accomplish Press. Of course, Nicole, TBAG’s founding editor, was thrilled to take on the challenge and reviewed the manuscript. She immediately knew this was a writer she wanted to work with. Amaka Azie is a writer who is on a journey to longtime writing success.  Her storytelling abilities are raw and authentic, and has the ability to touch the hearts of readers. Melodies of Love was published by Accomplish Press, and is now available for sale.

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The managing editor of The Brielle Agency, Nicole Twum-Baah, has joined the writing staff of Christian Community News Magazine, a print magazine managed by Woodstock-based food pantry, Papa's Pantry. The magazine features family-friendly, Christian issues and faith-based articles, and is published on a bi-monthly basis. For more about CCN Magazine, visit their website at https://issuu.com/papaspantry
 
 
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In February 2016, Malaka Grant, a seasoned writer and author of adult and children’s books, reached out to the managing editor of The Brielle Agency after a mutual friend mentioned her services to Malaka. What makes Malaka’s hiring of The Brielle Agency unique is the fact that she came to us after a failed editing job by another editor. Her book Madness & Tea is a compilation of personal stories and fictitious accounts of stuff going on in her head. It is a rambling, as she calls it, “over nothing” that is as intriguing as it is funny. Already conversant with her style of work, Nicole did not hesitate to take on this challenge, and she’s glad that she did. The work was completed in two weeks and handed over to a very happy and appreciative client.

Madness & Tea has since been published and is now available for sale. Find it at the following stores below:


 
 
The Lake Foundation recently needed a savvy editor to help proofread and edit a survey document. They reached out to The Brielle Agency for assistance and we, of course, said yes. Work on the project commenced on January 14 and was completed 48 hours later to the satisfaction of our newest client. It was a fun, learning project that we are proud to have been a part of.

The Lake Foundation is
a UK-based organization that aims to improve the health of African and African-Caribbean communities through health promotion, early detection, research and support. To learn more about The Lake Foundation and the wonderful work they are doing, feel free to visit their website at http://thelakefoundation.com.
 
 
In December 2014, we were contacted by the publishers of the Obi and Titi adventure book series for children. They were seeking an editor to help edit and proofread the books in their upcoming series, The Adventures of Obi and Titi, and we were only too glad to say yes. Work on the first project, The Traveller's Pendant, began on December 29 and was completed on January 5, 2015, and we are currently working on revised edits of The Hidden Temple of Ogiso, which has already been published. The Brielle Agency is delighted and honored to be working with such a talented team.

And I'm not just saying this because we work for them, but the books are great and highly recommended for parents and children of all cultures and ages. You can learn more about them and how and where to purchase their books here.
 
 
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Outspoken is a collection of articles written by Tundun Adeyemo. The articles are collections of her best work, pulled from a column she writes for TELL Magazine called ‘Reflections,’ and edited by The Brielle Agency for publication in e-book format. Topics discussed in the book include religion, relationships, travel and more. Copies of the e-book can be purchased on Amazon Kindle.

 
 
Accomplish Press has announced the official publication of "The Immigrant - A Collection of Poems and Reflections." The e-book is the debut work of Nigerian author, Tundun Adeyemo, edited by The Brielle Agency.

Read the official Accomplish Press press release here for more news about the author, and the book which is available in e-book format from Amazon Kindle Store, Smashwords and other eBook retailers.
 
 
When well-known freelance writer, Janelle Harris wanted to register her nonprofit organization and trademark her brand's marks and logos, she retained the services of The Brielle Agency to lead the project. The project included detailed legal research and application filings with the IRS and state agencies. We are proud to work with this brilliant writer and Essence Magazine Point of View and Write or Die Chick columnist who is also the founder of SheScribes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Black women and girls embrace the healing power of writing.