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Kimberly has been in love with love since the first grade, when she would make “boyfriends” hold her hand during recess . . . whether they wanted to or not. In high school, she discovered romance novels and she’s been hooked ever since!

She is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, THE TAKING trilogy, and UNDRESSED (her first book in The Men Of West Beach series). She's also co-written the soon-to-be-released picture books about a girl who loves science! Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections.

These days, she spends entirely too much time ordering stuff off the Internet, binge-watching Netflix, and hold
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Kimberly Derting I'm making the leap from YA to adult romance. The big difference is that I no longer have to stop at the make-out scenes...and anyone who knows me,…moreI'm making the leap from YA to adult romance. The big difference is that I no longer have to stop at the make-out scenes...and anyone who knows me, knows I love a good kissing scene!(less)
Kimberly Derting I definitely believe it exists. I've been married to my best friend for 24 years. The trick is to find someone you LIKE even when they're annoying the…moreI definitely believe it exists. I've been married to my best friend for 24 years. The trick is to find someone you LIKE even when they're annoying the crap out of you! (less)
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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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Kimberly Derting Steph wrote: "Ms. Dertimg Thank you for accepting my " friend request"!!! Thank you for taking time out of your day and from writing!!! I LOVE LOVE your writing!! I love reading your Acknowledgements!!! I thank ..."

Thanks for the message, Steph! I'm so glad you've liked the books ;)


message 89: by Steph

Steph Ms. Dertimg Thank you for accepting my " friend request"!!! Thank you for taking time out of your day and from writing!!! I LOVE LOVE your writing!! I love reading your Acknowledgements!!! I thank you THANK YOU for making my Summer Reading, goodreads challenge,
& my TBR AMAZING!!! I wish you an amazing year!! I look forward
to reading your next anventure for us!!! Steph


Kimberly Derting Aimee wrote: "Hi!!
Kimberly I just finished reading The Taking and This book is amazing. i couldn't stop reading, i always at the edge of my site. Kimberly Derting is a genius. the writing style id so damn good...."


Thanks Aimee! So glad you liked it and I hope you like THE REPLACED too!!!


message 87: by Aimee

Aimee Hi!!
Kimberly I just finished reading The Taking and This book is amazing. i couldn't stop reading, i always at the edge of my site. Kimberly Derting is a genius. the writing style id so damn good. the story line is compelling and captivating that one minute your extremely happy over the development of Kyra and Tyler relationship and the other was totally stress out with the hole NSA business. i can't wait to read the second part of the awesome trilogy.


message 86: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


message 85: 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;


message 83: by Emily

Emily 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 79: 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 78: 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


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 76: 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 73: by Bella

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


message 72: 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 70: 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 67: 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 63: 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 61: by Beth

Beth  (YA Books Central) 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 58: 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 54: 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 53: 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 50: by Becca

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


message 49: 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 47: 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 45: by Marina

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


message 44: by Ifrah

Ifrah Hello Kimberly!

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


message 43: 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 41: by Tommie

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


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