The best thing about falling is discovering all of the places you might land.
All Falling Things is my first book, forthcoming from Scarsdale Publishing. This story looks at the threads of life – how something as simple as bumping into someone on the street can redirect someone down the right path. It is also an homage to one of my favorite stories, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Each of the characters in my book has a tie to someone from Carroll’s world. For example, one of the narrators is Alice, who has just taken a leap down her own rabbit hole of sorts by leaving behind everything she knows and moving to Chicago. Our other narrator, Stanley, is the white rabbit.
All Falling Things takes place in Chicago – and the city is practically a character itself. ❤
Alice Hart has just left behind everything she knows – her family, her job, her almost fiancé – and moved from California to Chicago to find her own path in life. She’s not looking for a relationship, but she finds one anyway. He turns out to be just what she needed to find her path – but is he meant to walk the rest of it with her?
Stanley Hoppenworth moved to Chicago five years ago as a way to escape his father’s shadow in New York. When we meet him, though, he’s fallen back into old habits. Can Alice shake him out of it?
Alice and Stanley meet by literally bumping into each other on the streets of Chicago. Fate seems adamant about putting them on the same path – but are they meant to be?
“Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll have been favorites of mine since I was a child. The main characters of All Falling Things are all loosely based around characters from these novels. (Minor characters are connected by name only.) Learn more about the writing of this novel through the All Falling Things tag from my blog.