Critically Acclaimed, Edgy, Roman a Clef Gains Momentum

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Genre-defying fiction garners rave reviews from readers, critics.

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Buckle up, hold on and prepare for an exhilarating emotional rollercoaster ride with a flawed, complex protagonist in The Quiet Sound of Disappearing (published by AuthorHouse), the contemporary new novel by Ryan Rayston that’s been leaving critics and readers clamoring for more.

Spanning from the late 1970s through the ’80s, The Quiet Sound of Disappearing is a street-smart, urban tale set primarily in New York, Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis. Rayston admits that she’s turned down seven-figure offers to reveal the real names and identifying details of those involved. Her depiction of these real-life events is a carefully crafted recreation that fearlessly walks the fine line between truth and fiction and showcases the author’s distinctive stream-of-consciousness style.

Follow Feather Harrington, an honor student and cheerleader from rural Pennsylvania eager for a taste of freedom. She’ll get more than she bargained for and descend into a world of addiction, scandal and the cocaine culture of the 1980s. Heralded by readers and critics alike for its unflinching portrayal of angst, depression, addiction, and drug dealing in Washington, D.C., the struggles of fighting a disease and carrying shameful secrets, The Quiet Sound of Disappearing begs for a Hollywood adaptation filled with complicated, multi-faceted characters that famous actors would undoubtedly clamor to play. Discover what the buzz is all about in this electrifying new read.

Advance praise for The Quiet Sound of Disappearing:

“If it be true that ‘No price too high does an original bare,’ then Ryan Rayston’s The Quiet Sound of Disappearing is nothing short of priceless.”
Robert Evans, producer, Paramount, author, The Kid Stays In The Picture

“A good meal, a good book, what better way to spend the day? And this is the book! Read it, you’ll love it. I did.”
C. David Heyman, author, Poor Little Rich Girl, A Woman Named Jackie

"Ryan Rayston's exquisite eye for detail captures the nuances of drugs and sex, of politics and criminality, of self-loathing and rebirth with as much authenticity, clarity, and compassion as any book ever written."
--Danny Goldberg author: Bumping Into Geniuses

About the Author
Ryan Rayston lives in Los Angeles and The Quiet Sound of Disappearing is her first published book. She has recently completed another, The Irrational State of Heaven. More information is available at

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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