Shadows Fall Away
Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London England to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London.
His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they’ve been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth.
Mark’s only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he’ll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever.
1. How do you get over a writer’s block?
It took a long, long time to figure this one out, but the best way is to stop stressing over it. Way easier said than done, I know, but it really did work.
I realized I was trying too hard—trying to write something flawless, that was a sure sale, that was fun or scary or whatever seemed to be what readers wanted to see.
Once I stopped stressing over the business of writing I went back to it as a reader, writing the kind of story I’d like to read.
2. What is one thing you like to eat before/during/after writing?
Mostly things that can be shoved in the mouth with one hand while still typing with the other. Popcorn, sugar cereal without milk, gummy fish.
3. What is one quality you share with one of the characters in the book?
I suppose I’m snarky and cynical like Mark as well as being a bit of a hopeless romantic like Genie.
4. What is something you like about writing in the mystery genre?
Finding a way to make the criminal “hide in plain sight” that doesn’t make the reader think the person trying to solve the crime is dumb for not seeing it immediately.
Kit Forbes has been a lover of books, history, and all things paranormal for as long as she can remember. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her youngest daughter and an assortment of cats who give new meaning to the world bizarre.
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