Interview with author Kit Forbes
Describe the concept of Shadows Fall Away in one sentence!
A twenty-first century juvenile delinquent finds himself in polite Victorian society and hopes unmasking a famous killer is the ticket home.
Why Jack the ripper as the main concept of the book?
Partly because it’s one of the world’s most famous “whodunits”. Partly because I love books and movies giving new spins on who “Jack” was. Partly because I’ve always wished I could take a visit to late Victorian England.
Describe the main protagonist Mark in 140 characters or less.
Snarky underachiever with a good heart who knows how to stay just this side of a felony and plays a mean guitar.
Why should we pick up Shadows Fall Away?
Because your readers want the amusement of watching me in a gif faint and fall on my face should Shadows Fall Away make the top of some bestseller list?
No? I suppose that’s a good, because I did the falling on my face thing last summer. It hurt.
Silliness aside, I always try to write the kind of books I would like to read with the types of realistic characters I want to root for and think about after their current story is finished.
Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
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.
Author: Kit Forbes
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.