Story Plant paperback
Fiction Studio Books e-book
Publication date: March 31, 2020
"Vanishing Hour dances across genre, taking you from absolute darkness into hope and joy!"
-- Faith Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series
Seventy-year-old Matthew Werner, who suffers from a debilitating case of Not Normal, doesn't know that nearly everyone on earth has died. He only knows that, out in the world, something terrible is happening – something he's not willing to discover. So he barricades himself inside and tries to stay ignorant. That is, until twelve-year-old Ruby Sterling shows up at his doorstep, all alone.
The two have little in common. Matthew is old, strange, grumbly, and concerned only with figuring out what happened to his wife, who went missing months earlier. Ruby is serious, curious, and worried about the fate of her father and whether the future even exists. Neither wants much to do with the other. Which is why, when Ruby hears a voice on the radio telling people to come to a place called the Horizon, she's determined to find it, even if Matthew isn't.
But outside, he's the least of her problems, and she's the least of his. To survive, they must count on the last thing either expected: each other.
And the Horizon? It could be anywhere.
Or nowhere at all.
Vanishing Hour is a work of apocalyptic fiction unlike any other. As much a story about the beginning of an unlikely friendship as it is about the end of the world, it resonates on both the personal and social levels. You're not likely to forget this one anytime soon.
Lisa King is a fiction author and researcher whose work has been published in numerous academic journals. She holds a BA in psychology and a master's degree in neuroscience, both from Western University. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys family outings, ample coffee, and unapologetic napping. She lives in London, Ontario with her husband and daughter.