Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blog Tour: Kimberly Derting Interview

I'm excited to welcome KIMBERLY DERTING to my blog today as part of her tour with The Teen {Book} Scene. She's the author of two fantastic books, The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead, and she recently posted on her blog about what's next for her! So exciting!

1. Do you put parts of yourself or people you know into your characters?

Not character traits so much, but I do pull scenarios out of my real life and drop them into the book sometimes. In Desires of the Dead, there’s a situation between Chelsea and her boyfriend that I actually stole from my daughter’s relationship with her boyfriend because I thought it was hilarious. I’m not sure he knows it’s in the book yet, but he will soon enough!

2. If you had a "special ability" what would it be?

This is easy, definitely flying! I’m sure I’d get over that whole fear-of-heights thing. Eventually.

3. What other YA character would Violet like to spend the day with?

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. I love a tough girl!

4. What book have you read lately that you can't help but keep recommending?

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I know I’m late to the game with her books, but right now I have a total author crush on her. Well, and I might like Jace a little too!

5. Being an author must be an amazing experience. Has there been one thing a fan has said to you that's stood out the most?

That’s tough, but the one thing that stands out most was when a reader had a Body Finder themed birthday party, cake and all. That was one of the coolest moments I’ve had!


Thanks so much for stopping by Kim! Be sure to check out my reviews of The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead, as well as Kim's website for more info on her and her books!


  1. Great interview!

    Flying? I would be to scared for that.

    I really loved the first book and I'm looking forward reading Desires of the Dead.

  2. Great interview! I would love to see Violet and Katniss spend the day together.

    Violet: The dead are calling me.
    Katniss: Of course they are, we're hunting! *rolls eyes*

  3. Great interview I think Violet and Katniss would get along. Also Jace he's right up there with Jay.

  4. Great interview. I think it's inevitable that some part of the author's true self or experience makes it into their novels....we write what we know to a certain degree. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome interview! Wow, a TBF themed birthday? That's cool! :)

  6. Loved the interview! I can't believe someone had a Body Finder themed birthday party. That's just so cool. And flying would definitely be a great special ability to have. :)


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