BBNYA 2022 Finalist Blog Tour | Oil and Dust | By Jami Fairleigh | Fantasy




Dear Bookbugs,







The BBNYA 2022 finalist spotlights have been going on since the second half of February and it is about time I jump into the bandwagon. 


If you aren’t aware of the BBNYA awards, it is an annual award for indie books. BBNYA is organised by TheWriteReads in association with The Folio Society. The best part of BBNYA is that it is read and scored by book bloggers from all over the world.



Let’s take a look at the book on the spotlight for the day . Today’s spotlight features Oli and Dust by Jami Fairleigh. Firstly, congratulations on making it to the finals. 









Synopsis : 






When all has been lost, we find ourselves…


Out of the ashes of destruction, a new world has arisen. The plagues of the past—the worship of greed and pursuit of power—are gone. Now, the communities that remain in this post-apocalyptic world focus on creating connections, on forging futures filled with family and love. And all with the help of hard work, hope… and a little bit of magic.


Artist Matthew Sugiyama knows this well. Traveling the countryside in search of the family he lost as a child, he trades his art for supplies—and uses his honed magic to re-draw the boundaries of reality, to fashion a world that is better for those he meets.


Following glimpses of visions half-seen, Matthew—and the friends he encounters along the way—will travel a path from light to darkness and back again. A road where things lost in the past can only be found in the love of the present, and the hope for the future.


And he will travel this path wherever it leads. From joy to sorrow, from tears to laughter. Because Matthew is the Elemental Artist, and he knows that though dangers arise, humanity will always triumph… in a world he has painted in shades of Oil and Dust.


Author Jami Farleigh invites you to meet a rich tapestry of characters, and to travel through a world that blends fantasy, laughter, coming of age, and evocative literary stylings to create a perfect escape. Fans of The Goblin Emperor, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, The Language of Flowers, and Quarter Share will delight in this tale of humor, humanity, and the power of hope.









About the Author






Jami Fairleigh is a Japanese-American writer, urban planner, and hobby collector from Washington. She is currently working on her third novel and shares her life with a husband, a trio of well-mannered horses, a pair of dubiously behaved parrots, and one neurotic dog. You can find and follow her at or



Well, painting the world in shades of oil and dust sounds poetic. I am quite curious to know more about this story. No wonder it made it to the finals. If you are interested in a post apocalyptic story with a hint of magic, make sure to get a copy of this one.







Happy Reading Everyone!!












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