Readers have called my young adult novel Evidence of Things Not Seen “edgy” and had a lot of questions about the characters profiled there. Some of those questions have been, well, edgy themselves. With only a chapter spent with each, readers fiercely want to hold the characters accountable and make sure they get the respect they deserve.
1. In what ways did your conversations with Tommy make you think about infinite possibility in your paintings?
2. What did you think when Tommy told you that death was just another way of being, that it was happening all around us all the time? Did that change for you after he disappeared?
3. Why is it important for you to put eyes in all your paintings? How did that start?