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Press Release: Hashtag Press acquires "hilarious" middle-grade fiction nove

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We're starting the week with some positive publishing news from female-led, indie publishing house, Hashtag Press, which has signed its first book for 2022. Please see the press release below for more information. Co-Founders Helen Lewis and Abiola Bello, and author Sarah Morrell, are available for media interviews and editorial commissions.

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Diana Ashlee
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Literally PR 

Press Release

Hashtag Press acquires "hilarious" middle-grade fiction novel by Sarah Morrell due for release in spring 2022

22ndMarch 2021: Publisher of the Year (People's Book Prize) female-led publishing house Hashtag Press Ltd ( is to publish an as-yet-untitled, laugh-out-loud, middle-grade story with a mixed raced protagonist who can talk to animals. A young Dr Dolittle! Written by Yorkshire writer and criminologist Sarah Morrell (, the novel will be released in spring 2022.

Abiola Bello, Co-Director at Hashtag Press, says, "This is a fabulous book that brings humour and adventure. Right from the start it had me laughing out loud. I always say there are not enough books with mixed raced characters and Fleur is absolutely perfect. Sarah is an accomplished writer, having undertaken several writing courses and mentoring, and has self-published two picture books. We're proud to have her as part of the Hashtag family."

Helen Lewis, Co-Director at Hashtag Press, says, "Sarah Morrell's natural storytelling ability bursts out of every page of the manuscript. We are so excited to bring Fleur, her Mum who is notoriously bad at cooking, her incredible Nan and, of course, the parrot Sir Barclay, to life in book form."

Fleur is getting tirelessly bullied at school by hockey-loving, ankle-smashing new girl, Celeste ‘The Best'  but Fleur doesn't tell anyone about her woes, until strange things happen around her—she can talk to animals! Can her new powers help her to take down Celeste once and for all?


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