With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to share the release of my husband’s newest novel, VANISHED, now available at HankBarone.com

The story of fifteen-year-old Jake Brandon, alone, desperate and on the run from kidnappers in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico, is filled with pulse-pounding action, right down to its final, treacherous twist.

Although the book is categorized as ‘young adult fiction’, I think you’ll find it to be an action/adventure tale that both teens, and adults, will enjoy. To read the first chapter, click here. I hope you’ll be hooked!

For the past few years Hank has turned his passion and pen to writing fiction, with three adventure novels completed, two published and another in the works.

If you’d like to support his efforts, here are a few simple ways you can help.

Buy, or download, VANISHED right now at HankBarone.com

Share this with anyone you think would be interested and ask them to forward it on, as well.

Contact your local bookseller and public or school library and request that they order a copy.

If you read it, I encourage you to return and tell Hank what you think. You can post your comments at HankBarone.com or send him your thoughts directly.

Let’s help make VANISHED a new best seller! TELL A FRIEND!

With gratitude and enthusiasm,



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".