I got answers.
I hope you got questions
So you're non-binary?
What are your pronouns?
What's it like being non-binary?
That's actually a pretty big question, and I'm not sure how well I can explain it here. Just imagine the 'gender box' on all those medical forms being a giant ?
How do you say your last name?
Deaver is said like Dee-ver. It rhymes with 'beaver’ and ‘cleaver’
What Is 'I Wish You All the Best' About?
'I Wish You All the Best' is all about Ben De Backer, a non-binary teen who's kicked out of their home when they try to come out to their parents. They reunite with their estranged sister and move to a new school where they decide to fly under the radar.
But then Ben meets Nathan Allan and that all changes, and as their friendship evolves, so do Ben's feelings for Nathan.
That sounds sad.
I've been told by a few people that it's a very tear-jerking book. But no worries, it ends happily!
Can I preorder it yet?
Yes! Here are a few places you can preorder from right now! I’ve put everything in this easy to use page so you can pick where you want to preorder from.
Check it out!
What do I get for preordering?
Another thing I'm working on. Park Road Books and Quail Ridge are both local bookstores, so I'm planning a few things with them. We should have more information later.
But there will also be other incentives for preorders from other sites and stores. Stayed tuned for more information!
When do I use a comma and when do I use a semicolon?
I have no idea.
When are arcs coming? Can I ask for one?
Advanced copies will be available from the publisher closer to the release date. Right now we’re looking at February or March to start that process.
In December or January I’ll have a form people can fill out with their information that I’ll be passing along to Scholastic, so who gets the copies is all up to them.
For now, keep an eye on the Edelweiss page for more information.
How'd you write the book?
A lot of iced coffee, k-pop, and ignoring my responsibilities at work. Don't be like me kids.
How many words/pages is it?
Words would be around 90,000, and not counting copyright info and acknowledgements, the book is 324 pages!
How'd you get your agent?
Just the way you'd expect, querying!
Can I send you my book?
While I appreciate the offer, I can't really do that, sorry!
What's your writing process like?
Like I said before, lots of iced coffee. I'm also a total pantser, (though I’m trying to become more of a plotter) so really I have no idea what I'm doing. I just type and hope for the best. Usually I end up with the worst, but that's what editing is for!
Basically I can't plot to save my life. I have a general idea of what the story will be, and how it'll end, but everything in-between? I got nothing.
That sounds like a terrible way to write.
It kind of is, but it's how I do it!
What are you writing now?
Right now I’m writing both a planned book 2 and a middle grade novel!
And both of them are very secret at the moment…
Can you recommend any books?
Oh boy, can I?