by E.V. Fairfall
Release Date: January 1st, 2014
Exploring the subplot of Transformed with E.V. Fairfall:
Hey you guys, E.V. here. I wanted to tell you a little about my book Transformed because, aside from the typical coming of age story, it is a book of self discovery in many other ways. The subplot of Transformed has an aspect of religion. Religion is a huge part of the world; not only are there many religions out there, but also within each religion people believe and adopt different practices. That is the reason why I felt compelled to incorporate it, even though another part of me wanted to leave it alone. Through the course of writing Transformed, I’ve studied religion. I’ve taken cultural diversity classes and religious studies classes. It was a mind opening experience and it also led me to the thought of bringing them all together. The subplot of Transformed does just that. Some aspects of different religions are stronger than others, while some are quite subtle and may be passed over without a second glance. I’ve also incorporated Earth, who isn’t a character in the book per se, but more of an omnipresent figure that forces God and Mother Earth to let their creations evolve. Overall the subplot of Transformed presents a new type of creation myth while demonstrating the way in which the characters navigate their life, and how their different religious upbringings influence them. If a reader can take anything away from Transformed, I hope it is a broader understanding of the world and a fun love story.