Storm Publishing is delighted to announce that we have signed a sequel to multi-million-copy bestselling author Kate Hewitt’s acclaimed novel The Last Stars in the Sky. Publisher Kathryn Taussig signed World all language rights in ebook, paperback and audio for The Midnight Hour.

Hewitt’s first book for Storm, The Last Stars in the Sky, was published in January of this year and hit the Amazon bestseller charts in both the US and UK on publication. It follows protagonist Alex, her husband and three children, as they struggle to survive a massive nuclear fall-out from their isolated lake house in rural Ontario. Full of moments of beauty and connection as well as drama and suspense, readers have called it ‘heartbreaking, raw and powerful’ and ‘emotionally charged’.  To be published in early 2025, the story of The Midnight Hour will pick up where The Last Stars in the Sky finished, as Alex and her family leave the safety of their lake house for the terrifying world beyond.

Hewitt commented,

‘I am thrilled to be working my editor Kathryn Taussig again for the sequel to The Last Stars in the Sky. As I left the story on something of a cliffhanger, I am looking forward to continuing Alex and Daniel’s story as they seek to go out into the world and find a community to live and thrive in. I’ve been so pleased with how readers have loved The Last Stars in the Sky – and asked for a sequel – so I am delighted to be able to give them one.’

Taussig added,

The Last Stars in the Sky is such a special book – it’s been a real career highlight to publish – and I’m overjoyed that readers will get to find out what happens next for Alex and her family in The Midnight Hour. Kate is one of the most talented and versatile authors I’ve worked with, and I’m so excited to continue to work together.’

To learn more about Kate Hewitt, you can find her on X, Facebook and her website.

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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