The Most Powerful Parts of Herself

Abby Farnsworth Author Interview

EverGreen follows a high school girl that meets and falls in love with a faerie and explores the world of the fae with her new friends. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

I didn’t have one specific thing that inspired me. Lily and Rowan came to mind, and the rest of the plot followed. I used inspiration from my own life, and tied in issues I care about. Parts of my own life play into my books. I use them to help make the characters seem more alive.

Lilly starts off as the quiet bookworm that’s new to the school and grows into a strong and determined character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Lily has always been strong and determined. When she was younger, she was too shy to show it. Being with Rowan made her acknowledge her inner strength. Her relationship with him brings out the most powerful parts of herself. Shy, nerdy girls can see themselves in Lily. Lily’s strength isn’t physical, it’s deeper than that. She is a feminine, beautiful, clumsy, strong woman. I hope that young women can look to her and see that they are strong, too.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

I explored lots of themes within EverGreen including young love, friendship, eugenics, and self-discovery. They are all important to the plot of the book. I’m very passionate about the things I write about. I wanted to show what a healthy, teen romantic relationship looks like. Friendship and self-discovery are important parts of all YA novels. Tying eugenics into the book was important to me, too. I wanted to look at it from a fictional perspective so that teens and other young people can see the pain and harm it causes.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

Moonlit Skies, my second novel, came out on November 23rd of 2021. Fallen Snow, Scarlet Whispers, and Ruby Tears will be released in 2022. Rosewood Dreams will be released in 2023. I’m currently working on Crimson Vows.

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“…he watched me as if I was the most fascinating thing he’d ever seen.”
Lily Rhodes had led a perfectly normal life, up until the day she met Rowan Marx, an alluring, secretive boy who she’d never noticed before. At the end of her senior year, Lily’s world is turned upside down by the sparks of first love, the betrayal of her best friend, and the discovery of secrets buried long ago. Ultimately, Lily will learn a lesson she thought she already understood: never judge a book by its cover. Because if you do, you might just miss the magic hidden within.

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