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Kimberly is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins), THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster), and THE TAKING trilogy (HarperTeen). She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the ideal place to write anything dark or creepy...a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. She lives with her husband and their three beautiful (and often mouthy) children who provide an endless source of inspiration.



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The Body Finder (The Body F...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 35,693 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
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The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 19,533 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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Desires of the Dead (The Bo...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 16,562 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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The Last Echo (The Body Fin...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 8,886 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Dead Silence (The Body Find...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 4,238 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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The Essence (The Pledge, #2)
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 4,420 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Taking (The Taking, #1)
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 2,203 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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The Offering (The Pledge, #3)
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,778 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Replaced (The Taking, #2)
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“He loved her.
Jay Heaton, her best friend since childhood was in love with her. He didn't say it but she knew that it was true.
And the part that really freaked her out, the part that caught her completely off guard, is that he wasn't alone. Because even though she'd been denying it for a long, long time, it had always been there... waiting beneath the surface of their friendship. And now that it was out there was no going back.
And it was so weird to even be thinking it but...... she was in love with him too.”
Kimberly Derting, The Body Finder
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“I loved voices, I always had. Words held meaning, but voices held emotion.”
Kimberly Derting, The Pledge

“What are you doing here?" she asked as she slowed from a jog to a walk and placed her hands on her hips. It would take her a few minutes to get her breathing back to normal. Longer if he kept smiling at her like that.
He shrugged. "I couldn't sleep. What about you?"
She opted for the obvious and filled her voice with as much sarcasm as she could. "I live here, actually”
Kimberly Derting, The Body Finder

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It could only be one thing.

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“IT was the most horrible, the most repellent thing she had ever seen, far more nauseating then anything she had ever imagined with her consious mind, or that had ever tormented her in her most terrible nightmares.”
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message 87: by Jenia

Jenia Kimberly,
We met on Facebook, not sure if you remember. I just started The Taking and love it aleready. So far i love all books that i read. Have a great day
Jenia


Bibliomanic Marley Emily ~* Refuse to Sink*~ wrote: "I am begging you: Please, please, please, PLEASE write another Body Finder book!!!!"

Emily ~* Refuse to Sink*~ wrote: "I am begging you: Please, please, please, PLEASE write another Body Finder book!!!!"

I know, for me it feels very incomplete 3 No closure ;A;


Emily ~* Refuse to Sink*~ I am begging you: Please, please, please, PLEASE write another Body Finder book!!!!


Kimberly Derting Genie wrote: "Dear Kimberley,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie"


:)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Kimberley,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


Kimberly Derting Anna wrote: "Is Dead Silence going to be the last book in the Body Finder series? It seems to me like you can get another book from how you left the ending...."

Hey Anna, I answer this in as much detail as I can here: http://kimberlyderting.blogspot.com/2...


message 81: by Anna

Anna Is Dead Silence going to be the last book in the Body Finder series? It seems to me like you can get another book from how you left the ending....


message 80: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Kimberly,
Thank you so much for acepting the friendship request here on Goodreads. I look forward to keeping in touch online with one of my favorite authors!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Realitycheck Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


Kimberly Derting Jenia. wrote: "I finished The Essence. It was amazing. It makes me wish that next book was out aleready.
If you intrested in reading my review, i posted it here: http://storyxray.blogspot.com/2013/01......"


AWESOME REVIEW! So glad you liked it, Jenia!!


message 77: by Jenia

Jenia I finished The Essence. It was amazing. It makes me wish that next book was out aleready.
If you intrested in reading my review, i posted it here: http://storyxray.blogspot.com/2013/01....

If you ever want anything reviewed, feel free to contact me.


Kimberly Derting Bella❀Grace wrote: "Just pre-ordered The Essence! GAH! Can't wait! ;)"

YAY! So excited for everyone to read it--hope you love it!


Kimberly Derting Jenia. wrote: "Happy New Year!
I love The Pledge series. I actually pre-ordered The Essence a day before it came out and excited to read it once i recieve it since i ordered it online."


Awesome, Jenia, I hope you love it!


message 74: by Bella

Bella Grace Just pre-ordered The Essence! GAH! Can't wait! ;)


message 73: by Jenia

Jenia Happy New Year!
I love The Pledge series. I actually pre-ordered The Essence a day before it came out and excited to read it once i recieve it since i ordered it online.


Kimberly Derting Jay wrote: "Happy New Year"

Happy New Year to you, too!


message 71: by Jay

Jay Happy New Year


Kimberly Derting Nichole wrote: "I was so excited to see a SIGNED copy of Essence on the giveaways! I cannot wait to read it and for the release date. Hopefully I win this copy though and don't have to wait nearly as long!!!! : )"

Good luck, Nichole! *fingers crossed*


Kimberly Derting Amber wrote: "I hope you decide to write more of the Body Finder series. I know the 4th book comes out next year! Can't wait to read it. This is one of my favorite series!"

I love that it's one of your faves!!!


message 68: by Amber

Amber I hope you decide to write more of the Body Finder series. I know the 4th book comes out next year! Can't wait to read it. This is one of my favorite series!


Kimberly Derting Megan Rae wrote: "SO SO SOOO happy to see that the forth Body Finder book has an epic title and cover!!! Cannot wait! I really hope there's a lot more to come in this series!"

Aw, thanks, Megan :)


Megan Rae Lollman SO SO SOOO happy to see that the forth Body Finder book has an epic title and cover!!! Cannot wait! I really hope there's a lot more to come in this series!


Jacqueline Grassi No thanks jay and violet forever!


message 64: by Rita

Rita Thanks for accepting my friendship, I love the Body Finder Series. Now the more important question is please let Vi and Rafe be together. Just Kidding. No I'm not. LOL


Kimberly Derting Beth wrote: "Hey! Will you be making a 4th Body Finder Series??"

Yes, there will be a 4th book, which is due out next year :)


message 62: by Beth

Beth  (Curling Up With A Good Book) Hey! Will you be making a 4th Body Finder Series??


Kimberly Derting Strange Angel {Wings Of Lurve} wrote: "Just finished The Body Finder and Desires Of The Dead, loved them and can't wait for The Last Echo! Gonna start on the Pledge now :3 hehehehe"

Hope you like it too :)


Kimberly Derting Tori wrote: "Wait, I'm slightly lost. How do we win a GIVEAWAY for The Last Echo? haha. And yes, it may have calmed down your jitters but it only made me go more crazy and get more sad that you will not be co..."

Sorry, Tori, the blog posts on Goodreads are cross-posted from my regular blog so you have to click through on the external website links. There is still a giveaway being hosted by HarperCollins on the actual LAST ECHO Goodreads page. Hope that helps :)

And I would LOVE to come to VA with VR and MdlC. They are both super sweet!!! YOU should come to Chicago in April (we'll all be there for the RT convention ;)


message 59: by Tori

Tori Stegle Wait, I'm slightly lost. How do we win a GIVEAWAY for The Last Echo? haha. And yes, it may have calmed down your jitters but it only made me go more crazy and get more sad that you will not be coming anywhere near VA :( haha. That should be a goal of yours....to make your way to the east coast! And bring Veronica Roth & Melissa de la Cruz with you! haha. Anyways, I can't wait to get my Body Finder books soon. You are a genius <3


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ❤ Angel ~ Of Monsters and Men ❤ Just finished The Body Finder and Desires Of The Dead, loved them and can't wait for The Last Echo! Gonna start on the Pledge now :3 hehehehe


Kimberly Derting Annie wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! I love your series!!!! Jay is an absolute swoonworthy hottie!!!! I love Jay and Vi!! Thanks for a great series to look forward to! :)"

You're welcome and so glad you like it!!!


Kimberly Derting Bryan wrote: "Thanks for the add! I also became a fan =)"

Thanks, Bryan :)


message 55: by Annie

Annie Brewer Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! I love your series!!!! Jay is an absolute swoonworthy hottie!!!! I love Jay and Vi!! Thanks for a great series to look forward to! :)


message 54: by Bryan

Bryan Thanks for the add! I also became a fan =)


Kimberly Derting Becca wrote: "Thx so much for adding me and creating such fantastic worlds for me to escape into....."

Thanks, Becca <3


Kimberly Derting Lexi wrote: "I absolutely love your books. I just spent all Saturday night finishing Pledge. I was up till 4. I couldn't stop reading and I couldn't go to bed not knowing what happend. I can't wait for your nex..."

So glad you liked it, Lexi :)


message 51: by Becca

Becca Thx so much for adding me and creating such fantastic worlds for me to escape into.....


message 50: by Lexi

Lexi I absolutely love your books. I just spent all Saturday night finishing Pledge. I was up till 4. I couldn't stop reading and I couldn't go to bed not knowing what happend. I can't wait for your next book! I've been waiting eagerly for The Last Echo to come out. Ah! I remember when I read The Boody Finder, I spent all night reading it. I ended going to bed Saturday morning at 7. You have a way of drawing your readers in and I'm greatful that your sharing your talent with the world.


Kimberly Derting Aubrie wrote: "I love you!! Your books are so amazing I can't put them down! Thanks for letting us into your imagination! I can't wait for your other books to get out! Love Love Love your work!"

Aw, thanks, Aubrie!


message 48: by Aubrie

Aubrie Carpenter I love you!! Your books are so amazing I can't put them down! Thanks for letting us into your imagination! I can't wait for your other books to get out! Love Love Love your work!


Fabi Emi Hi Kimberly
Thans for the add, I wanted to read The Pledge but The Body Finder seems interesting and original. Now I want to read both x]


message 46: by Marina

Marina Hey, Kimberly,
Thanks for the friendship!
I'm so looking forward to THE PLEDGE.
Marina


Twinklesmile Hello Kimberly!

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request.Love your books ! <3


message 44: by James

James Caterino Hi Kimberly,
Thanks for adding me and congratulations on all your success!
Jim


Kimberly Derting Boudpomme wrote: "Thank you for adding me. Can't wait for The Pledge! Lots of love from France!"

You're welcome :)


message 42: by Tommie

Tommie Thank you for adding me. Can't wait for The Pledge! Lots of love from France!


Kimberly Derting Charlotte wrote: "Thanks for adding me! I loved the Body Finder, will be getting Desires of the Dead as soon as I can."

I hope you like it :)


Charlotte Thanks for adding me! I loved the Body Finder, will be getting Desires of the Dead as soon as I can.


Kimberly Derting Zool wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. I really enjoy your writing. Are you coming to AZ any time soon?"

I don't know when I'll be coming to AZ next, but I'll keep my events page on my website updated if plans are made!!!


message 38: by Emily

Emily Hi Kimberly. Thanks for the add. I look forward to reading your books. (:


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