Moonrise Ink is an upper middle grade fantasy novel. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old who discovers that he is the last wizard in the world and must use his powers to save his kingdom from mysterious invaders. It was intended as the first installment of a multi-book series, and was the first complete novel Hannifin finished writing.
Hannifin began writing the first draft near the end of July 2011, and finished on February 9th, 2013. The first draft was 105,400 words. The second draft was completed in April 2013 with a wordcount of 78,900. In May 2013, Hannifin began querying the novel to agents. While the search for an agent resulted in a few request for manuscripts, Hannifin was ultimately unsuccessful in finding an agent with this novel.