After Water: My Interview with Chicago Public Radio

I recently had the opportunity to work with Chicago Public Radio on their After Water project. 

They paired me with a climate scientist named David, and tasked me with writing a piece of fiction that takes place 100 years from now in a world where the Great Lakes are our last fresh water source. 

But instead of taking my characters - a group of high school students who, at sixteen, believe they are immortal just as every sixteen-year-old does - to the great lakes, I left them in California, blissfully ignoring the world ending around them. 

This is an interview with WBEZ Chicago about my research process, writing Thirst, and of course water.