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.
I’m working on something for all preorders though, which I’ll hopefully be able to announce at the end of March, so look out for that information soon.
Will the book be available in (insert country here)?
So, we’ve only sold the rights for I Wish You All the Best in the U.S. and Canada. The book will be available in other countries, but only as an import from the United States, which means it won’t be available in any language other than English.
It sucks, but if you’d like to see my books translated into other languages, you’ll need to buy the English version so publishers will see that there’s readership in those countries.
Be sure to check your local retailers, or Amazon in your country to see if it’s available.
When do I use a comma and when do I use a semicolon?
I have no idea.
Can I get an advanced copy?
Unfortunately I don’t decide that, so I’d recommend reaching out to Scholastic to request one!
Keep an eye on the Edelweiss page for more information as well!
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'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?
I’m currently in the middle of writing two projects, with more on the way. I can’t really go into detail right now, but I’ll hopefully be able to talk about one of them very soon!
Can you recommend any books?
Oh boy, can I?