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A.G. Henley

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A.G. Henley is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and fantasy books and stories, including the Love & Pets adult romantic comedy series. The first book in her young adult Brilliant Darkness series, THE SCOURGE, was a Library Journal Self-e Selection and a Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist. She’s also a clinical psychologist in Denver, Colorado, but she promises not to analyze you... much.

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A.G. Henley Thank you, Rebekah! Writing from Fennel's perspective was a challenge, but I loved her so much from the start, the challenge was welcome.

I really…more
Thank you, Rebekah! Writing from Fennel's perspective was a challenge, but I loved her so much from the start, the challenge was welcome.

I really wanted to write a character who had a disability but wasn't defined by it. Fennel's blindness is even revered by her people, at least at first, because it mysteriously protects her. I tried very hard to make the disability just one characteristic of who Fennel was, albeit an important one.

My goal in writing new stories is to continue to create diverse characters without making their diversity the "issue." As a writer, I want to reflect the world around me, but also to show what I hope it can one day be. Thanks so much for your question.(less)
A.G. Henley That makes me very happy to read! I tried not to make Peree TOO perfect, but I did want him to deserve Fennel's love (and vice versa.)

Before creating…more
That makes me very happy to read! I tried not to make Peree TOO perfect, but I did want him to deserve Fennel's love (and vice versa.)

Before creating Peree's character, I'd read a number of YA books and registered the traits and qualities I enjoyed in the male protagonists. When I began to write, I tried to write a character who was strong but still vulnerable, capable of commitment, flexible, and not a jerk. I think we have plenty of examples of jerks in YA lit (not to mention in real life.)

I needed Peree to be emotionally mature, and yet as believable as possible. I had the advantage of writing about teens who have lived difficult lives and, I guessed, would mature more quickly by necessity than teens today. But he still has his weaknesses, like a quick temper and some possessiveness.

As a psychologist, I see so many relationships that aren't healthy or based on respect and love, what I consider the building blocks of a happy long-term relationship that can weather the inevitable storms. I hoped Fennel and Peree's relationship could serve as an example.

I'm so glad you love Peree as much as I do. Thanks for your question!(less)
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“You're the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing when I go to sleep. You're my sun and moon and stars, my past and present-and I hope you'll be my future.”
A.G. Henley, The Scourge

“We offered our people two paths, and we have to accept that some may walk a different one than we do. That's the beauty, and the price, of free will.”
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