Wednesday 15 June 2022

Fossils by Alison Armstrong BLOG TOUR #Fossils @alison_1513 @SarabandBooks @RandomTTours #Giveaway #Win #Prize #Competition


When twelve-year-old Sherrie-Lee witnesses a failed bank robbery in her neglected town, she seizes an opportunity to claim a new identity for herself. Escaping her troubled home life, she tries out a new name and invents stories and personas to cover her tracks.

Sherrie-Lee finds both possibility and loneliness in this new freedom, as well as an unusual friendship which she nurtures. But harsh realities close in, and she’s plagued with foreboding – from her vulnerable brother at home to the climate crisis. While she dreams of a kinder world, it won’t be long before her own deceits start catching up with her.

This arresting debut challenges assumptions and captures the powerless yearning of adolescence with a voice that is fresh, magnetic and often funny – one that pulls you in and won’t let go.

Fossils by Alison Armstrong was published on 21 April 2022 by Saraband. I'm delighted to have one copy to give away today as part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour

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One copy of Fossils by Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong is a writer of prose and plays. 
She grew up in Leeds and East Yorkshire and has worked as a cleaner, waitress, painter and teacher, as well as developing her writing career. 
She won a Northern Writers’ Award for short fiction in 2017, a Literature Matters Award from the Royal Society of Literature in 2020 and a Project Grant from Arts Council England in 2021. 
Her poems, essays and short stories have been published in magazines and journals. 
She now makes her home in Lancashire, and Fossils is her first book.

Twitter @alison_1513

Saraband: 28 years of award-winning independent publishing

Saraband is “a small but brilliant independent publisher” (Guardian, 2021) of literary and historical fiction and of non-fiction in nature and place writing, memoir, and history. 

Our authors have won and been shortlisted in awards including the Booker Prize (Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project), Rathbones Folio Award, Paul Torday Memorial Prize, Wainwright Prize for nature writing, Portico Prize, Authors’ Club First Novel, Saltire Society awards across all categories, and the Lakeland and Highland awards, amongst others. 

Many of these prizes and nominations have been for debuts, demonstrating a strong track record for discovering and nurturing talent. 

In particular, our authors have won three of the last five prizes for First Book of the Year award (all genres) in Scotland’s National Book Awards.

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