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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.



In case you’re wondering what’s been up, I’ve got a couple of events planned, but summer is usually when I catch my breath and spend time with my family. Have I mentioned how much I love the summer?

But if you want to see me, you can find me in the following places:

This Sunday, June 29th, I’ll be at the Clackamas (Portland, OR) Barnes & Noble at 4PM with Suzanne Young. We’re being wrangled... Read more of this blog post »
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The Body Finder (The Body F...
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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.”
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“I loved voices, I always had. Words held meaning, but voices held emotion.”
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“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”
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message 3: by Laura

Laura Cover looks awesome!


Kimberly Derting Laura wrote: "Cover looks awesome!"

Thanks so much! And, again, I can't thank you enough for all of your help in getting my Goodreads stuff set up in the first place, I really appreciate it!!! :)


Briana I can't wait to get a chance to read and review your book for my blog. It looks and sounds terrific!


Kimberly Derting Briana wrote: "I can't wait to get a chance to read and review your book for my blog. It looks and sounds terrific!"

Thanks, Briana!!! ;)


message 7: by Eli

Eli The Tainted Poet Your book looks beautiful! I can't wait to read it (and of course review it!). :)


Kimberly Derting Eli wrote: "Your book looks beautiful! I can't wait to read it (and of course review it!). :)"

Thanks, Eli...me too!!!


message 9: by Laura

Laura I'm surprised you haven't gotten an arc of Ballad! I THINK my friend laura has an arc of body finder...looking forward to it. Are you touring on the East coast?


Kimberly Derting Laura wrote: "I'm surprised you haven't gotten an arc of Ballad! I THINK my friend laura has an arc of body finder...looking forward to it. Are you touring on the East coast?"

I don't know anything about if/where they'll be sending me. I don't know if you heard, but my release date was pushed back to March 2010, so there's still quite a bit of time!!! And, I'm pretty sure you're right, that Laura has an ARC. :)


message 11: by Laura

Laura I did see that your book release was changed, and so I was surprised Laura got her arc so soon. I'm hoping you'll come around here so I can get my copy signed. Don't be surprised if my copy ends up in your mailbox lol.



Kimberly Derting Laura wrote: "I did see that your book release was changed, and so I was surprised Laura got her arc so soon. I'm hoping you'll come around here so I can get my copy signed. Don't be surprised if my copy ends ..."

I would totally sign your copy via mail, but would WAY rather do it in person! :)


message 13: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.



message 14: by Ruth

Ruth Khanna Thanks for adding me to your friends list Kimberly!


Adrianna Thanks for adding me as a friend, Kimberly!


Kimberly Derting *waves* Hi!!!


message 17: by Wendes

Wendes Thanks for adding me! I loved The Body Finder and I absolutely can't wait till the second book comes out!


Everley Sharp, the Clankinist GAH! *SPAZZES MAJORLY* ONE OF MY FAVE AUTHORS IS MY FRIEND ON GOODREADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


message 19: by Lenni

Lenni Thanks for accepting!
And thanks for The Body Finder! it was such an amazing novel. Can't wait to read Desires of the Dead


message 20: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Kimberly...Thanks for accepting my friendship.


message 21: by Sam

Sam Milgate Heyyyy Kimberly! Finished Body Finder last night! It was wonderful. Can't wait for Desires of the Dead! :)


Kimberly Derting Awesome, Sam...I can't wait either ;)


message 23: by Malithi

Malithi thanks for adding me as a friend


Liliana ♥s Mythology Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
I absolutely loved Body finder! I am super excited for Desires of the Dead. I have a feeling its going to be just as great as the first one :)


message 25: by William

William O'Brien Hi Kimberly - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 26: by Happie

Happie Hi kimberly! Thanks for accepting my friend request. All the best!
Happie =)


message 27: by Elcio

Elcio Brito thanks for the add! have a wonderful weekend!


message 28: by EZRead

EZRead eBookstore Hello, Kimberly! I also loved "Shiver" http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... ! And I highly recommend that you get to reading "Hunger Games! :) Have a nice day!


message 29: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Kimberly. It's greatly appreciated. I am an actor/singer/songwriter recently turned author who is very fortunate to be getting rave reviews and 5 stars across the board for my first outing, FORBIDDEN STEPS. I guess the best way to introduce myself is through my website:

http://www.edrambeau.com

Thanks again and have a a terrific day, Ed


message 30: by Krys

Krys I am so geeked for the Pledge! How long until ARCs are out? Any idea?


Kimberly Derting Krys - I don't know yet. I've heard they're going to press sometime this week, but I have no idea what that means in the grand timeline scheme of things. Bug me again so I don't forget!


message 32: by Patty

Patty It was great meeting you at the Miami book signing... Loved the book and you guys were great ... I will be posting pictures and hope to finish reading your lates book.


message 33: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Get entertained with African culture social life and politics


message 34: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Kimberly! ;D


message 35: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Kimberly. Can't wait to read your book!


♥Rachel♥ Thanks for accepting me as a a friend. I'm a total fan! Can't wait to read more!


message 37: by Qorbani

Qorbani Literature Thanks for accepting me as a a friend


message 38: by Emily

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


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!!!


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


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 :)


message 42: by Tommie

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


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

You're welcome :)


message 44: by James

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


Twinklesmile Hello Kimberly!

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


message 46: by Marina

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


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 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!


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 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.


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