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Interview with Kimberly Derting and yes a giveaway!!!

Wow these contest are really adding up. I should have done one HUGE contest for all the books i'm giving away, but authors are very busy people and I didn't know when I would have which interviews back so I just separated them. So anyways, there's this book coming out in March called The Body Finder, i'm mostly sure you've heard of it but if not here's the trailer, watch it!



Now that you know about this awesome book, how about an interview with the author! Yes, Kimberly has been kind enough to stop by and answer a few questions.

Q: To start, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

A: Let’s see…I live in the Northwest with my husband and our three kids. I’m always surrounded by teenagers (my kids and their friends), which I think helps with my writing. Sometimes I’ll ask for their opinions on dialogue. Sometimes I just eavesdrop and call it “research.”

Q: For those reading that don't already know, what is The Body Finder about?

A: Sixteen-year-old Violet is struggling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her unusual so-called gift. While her confusing feelings for her childhood best friend are new, she has been able to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered—and the imprints that attach to their killers since she was a little girl. Violet has never considered her ability to be useful, but now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Fiercely protective of her, Jay agrees to help Violet search for the murderer. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

Q: How did you come up with the idea for this book?

A: My husband and I were driving one day, brainstorming book ideas, when he said something about a boy who could find dead bodies. Once we got home, I was practically racing through the door to start writing about Violet and her creepy ability.

Q: Can you offer us a teaser from the book?

A: Violet strained to see into the lake below. Multihued light seemed to be radiating up from beneath the water, centered among the reeds, and then diffusing outward as it reached the surface. Violet had never seen anything like it, and she knew that the spectrum of light was defying its very nature by behaving in that way.

It could be only one thing.

There was something dead down there.

Q: You've been interested in writing since a young age, did you ever think you would become a published author?

A: When I was 20, I managed to get an agent for a horror manuscript I wrote called ONE OF THEM. After getting an agent, I really thought I was going to get published. Little did I know it would be with a different agent (Laura Rennert), a different book, and in an entirely different decade.

Q: What was your favorite book/author growing up, and now?

A: I loved (and still love) Stephen King. I started reading everything he ever wrote when I was around 13 years old. He’s definitely the reason I started writing.

Q: Anything in the works?

A: Why yes, I do have something in the works that I’m very excited about. :)

    See how I maintained my author-ly mystique??

For fun:

Q: Favorite junk food?

A: Lately, I’ve grown a very unhealthy attachment to Pirate’s Booty popcorn. If you’ve never had any, go get it! You won’t be sorry. Or maybe you will!

Q: Favorite Television show(s)?

A: I love shows like House, Medium, American Idol, 30 Rock, and the new show Modern Family. But one of my guilty pleasures is It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia…it’s all kinds of sick and twisted!

Thanks so much for stopping by Kimberly, it was a lot of fun! :)

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In honor of Kimberly's upcoming release I have decided to give away a copy of The Body Finder. This is  a preorder so you will not be getting this until it's official release day(or a few days after for shipping) which I thought was March 16th but according to the Book Depository(which is where this is coming from) it's March 1st, so bonus for whoever wins it. This contest is open to anywhere the book depository ships to.

1st place winner will receive The Body Finder and some TBF swag.
A second place winner will receive some TBF swag.

While it is international for the book, the swag is US only, sorry guys, but I have a lot of contests going on and it is all coming out of pocket so I can't afford to send stuff across the world! If the winner of the book is from anywhere other than the US, I will pick another entrant to receive the swag.

This is not a contest, just a giveaway. Just leave your name, email and country in the comment to be entered. No extra entries but feel free to show some contest love! :)

Make sure you check out my contest policy if you aren't already aware of it, and you must be 13 or older to enter!

This giveaway will end 2/26/2010.

Get entering and good luck!


Sherry <3

122 comments:

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Oh oh oh first! =P

Kari, duh
flamingo1325 at gmail dot com
Sitting in the good ol' US of A.

Snazzy contest! Now, if only I win that would be snazzier.

A Life Bound By Books said...

I can't wait to read this book. Count me in.

-Lisa
alifeboundbybooks at hotmail dot com
I'm in the US :o)

Corrine said...

I will be second then ;).

Corrine
lostforwords.cl at gmail dot com
I'm up in Canada. :)

Awesome contest, this book looks really good!

Corrine said...

sorry third! lol. Lisa beat me to the post a comment button! :)

Jen said...

I am so in!!!!

Jen
jenniferdaiker at gmail dot come
I'm in the USA baby!!

Kailia Sage said...

count me in!
Kailia
twilightforever.edward@gmail.com
USA

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Please count me in! This looks like an awesome read!
Amy J
djsfoxylady@gmail.com
USA

Chloe said...

I CANNOT WAIT to read this! Thanks for the awesome contest :)

Chloe
lookaftermyheart1901(at)gmail(dot)com
USA

donnas said...

I would love to be included. Thanks!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Im in the US.

InABox said...

This book sounds amazing! I'll spread the love. :-)

InABox
whatinabox at gmail dot com
USA

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

Llehn
lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com
Singapore

Shy said...

Hey there!
Thanks for this giveaway =)

I'm Shy
You may reach me here: shy8629 at gmail dot com
I'm from Malaysia

Aye.Me? said...

Oooh count me in! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!!

-Amy
amy_is_not_@hotmail.com
I'm from Australia!

lovely miss lucy(: said...

Yay! Great giveaway Sherry :)

Thanks!

XOXO

Lucy
delightfulreviews at gmail dot com

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

Name: Catie
Email: meow_mix85(at)homail(dot)com
Country: USA

Fabulous giveaway. Thank you so much!

KC said...

Kristin
kristin.close@gmail.com
USA

Thanks!!

bianca_riot said...

I've heard so much about this book on other blogs too, so im def' gonna put it on my TBR pile. :)
ill spread the word on twitter too (bianca_riot)
Thanks.xx
Bianca-

bianca.riot.08(at)hotmail(dot)com
Im from Australia!

YA Vampire Books said...

Woohoo! This book sounds amazing! Please enter me :)

Sara
sosarora_11(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sweden

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a great book!

jemifraser(at)gmail(dot)come

Kirthi said...

I really wanna read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

raokiki6(at)gmail(dot)com

Savi said...

Woohoo for giveaways!!!!!!!!!

USA (Florida to be exact)

violetskiez (at) gmail dot com

miss cindy :) said...

yay :) great interview!

Name: Cindy
Email: simplelifeandreading[at]yahoo[dot]com
Country: US

thanks so much! :)

MG (Loud Words & Sounds) said...

I love giveaways! Thanks for hosting so many.

Andrea
USA

loud.words.and.sounds@gmail.com

xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com
USA

Andrea said...

I need to read this book!
Andrea
hersforthereading AT gmail DOT com
USA

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

Fab! :P

Iffath
lovereadingx(at)googlemail(dot)com
UK :D <3

LiLi said...

Yeah, finally a giveaway for The Body Finder that's simple!

LiLi
chicareader@gmail.com
USA

robby (once upon a book blog/fourteen years) said...

Sound great!

Robby
runningforamsterdam@hotmail.com
USA

The Library Lurker said...

I SOOO want this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Taylor
librarylurker@gmail.com
USA

Kelly said...

Kelly H.
I so want this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
kghobbs@gmail.com
USA

Beleth said...

Count me in :D!
Im from Spain.

battyaboutbats at gmail.com

buddyt said...

I am International but I would love just the book.

I am a follower.

Thanks

Carol

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

K A K A R I said...

Name: Kakari
Email: kakari89(at)hotmail(dot)com
Country: USA

Thank you so much! :D

ninefly said...

just recently became interested in this book, and very taken with the gorgeous cover image =)

name: ninefly
email: ninefly@gmail.com
country: Canada

thanks!

Sara M said...

Count me in! I'm in the US.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kristin Rae said...

Looks good!

Kristin
kristinrae023@gmail.com
USA

Erica said...

I would love to be entered! I'm in the US.

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Marianna said...

Looks good! Count me in!

I live in the US

patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

Spav said...

I would love to win this one.

I live in Spain
spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Elie said...

Great giveaway. I love the concept behind this book.

I live in the US
zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom
Elie

Raspberry said...

Thanks for a great giveaway - it does look like a great book.
rae_sunshine4(at)yahoo.com

Jessy said...

Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Jessy from the US
findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

Love the giveaway...count me in!

wardkristi(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kristi from the US

Cherie J said...

Please enter me. Thank you!

Cherie J
cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com
USA

Kelly said...

Great interview and this book sounds awesome count me in!!!

Kelly in Canada
kelly(dot)kelinhas(at)gmail(dot)com

Thuy said...

Thank you!

Thuy
vision.nguyen AT gmail DOT com
Canada

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Debbie...

I live in the U.S.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Dani. said...

I want this book sooooooooooo bad! I've only heard good things, and I want to experience the awesomeness too! :)

Name: Dani
Country: US!
Email: lightningstreak123[at]comcast[dot]net

Violet said...

The Body Finder sounds excellent!

Name: Violet
Email: theeagerreaders[at]yahoo[dot]com
Country: USA

Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)

elizabeth said...

This book sounds amazing!

elizabeth
pirate_pony2 at yahoo dot com
USA

E.J. Stevens said...

I would love a chance to win!
xx,
E.J.

e.j.stevens.author[at]gmail[dot]com

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Great interview! Everyone seems to love Stephen King and I think I need to read some more of his stuff. I've read a few of his books, The Stand being my favorite, but not enough.

Name: Nikki
Email: ahauntofancientpeace(at)hotmail(dot)com
Country: US

Maria said...

Sounds Great!:)
http://fantasysink.blogspot.com/

Name: Maria
Email:tirachii@yahoo.com
Country: Canada

Justine said...

Yay! The Body Finder! :D Count me in, please. :)

Justine
justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca
Canada
http://abookfulofthoughts.blogspot.com/

5peasinapod said...

Looks like a great read!

Heather
USA
5peasinapod at sbcglobal.net
http://www.2manygoodbooks.blogspot.com

ChelseaW said...

Would love to read The Body Finder! :)

Chelsea, in the USA

acuriousreader.blogspot.com

skyla11377 said...

I Have Heard A Lot About This Book And Would Like To Read It. I Would Love To Be Entered Into This Awesome Giveaway.

I Blogged About This Contest.
http://skyla11377.blogspot.com/2010/02/flipping-pages-for-all-ages-blog_4159.html

Raquel Vega-Grieder And I Live In The United States.

Skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

Inked Books said...

Travis
spongyman1026@yahoo.com
United States

Tynga said...

Please count me in!

Tynga
TyngaUF(a)gmail.com
Canada

S.F. Robertson said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Susan
wastepaperprose(at)gmail(dot)com
United States

purplg8r said...

I would love to read this book!

belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kate said...

Kate
kpic724 (at) gmail.com
USA!!

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!

Anya said...

Awesome! Cant wait to read this book!

Im in Germany...

Thanks!
Anja_Kapllani@web.de

Book Addict Girl said...

YAY! I've been dying to read The Body Finder. Enter me please!

-Lena
longhorn08fan(at)gmail(dot)com
USA!

And thanks for having the contest!

Emily Brown said...

OMG!!! I want to win this contest sooooooooo bad!!!!!

-Emily Brown
-emilyb3342@bellsouth.net
-USA!!!!

Thanks for having the contest!! :)

katsrus said...

Please count me in too. Thank you. I am in the USA.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(com)

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! Count me in!

Kathy in the USA
kmartin802 AT gmail DOT com

Aik said...

I'd love to enter this contest! Thanks! I have a Malaysian and a US address.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Sylvia said...

I would really love to win! Thanks for this contest! I'm from the Philippines!

sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

GMR said...

First off, I love your blog name. Cute and catchy...and of course dead on for content! Second, DEFINITELY count me in for the giveaway! I've had my eye on this one ever since I first read about it a month or two ago...

Gina
grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com
USA

Thanks for the chance! Happy reading!

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw for the book. Thanks.
Canada
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

deltay said...

Wow, sounds great, I'd love to be counted in. Thanks :) Canada.

lucidconspiracy[at]gmail[dot]com

throuthehaze said...

I would love to read this!

Raelena
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

Ahhh I want to read this one so badly!
Ashley
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com
USA :)

bookaholic said...

This book has been on my wishlist for a painstakingly long time..thank you so much for the giveaway!!!:)

Debasmita Dhar
frndz(dot)debas(at)gmail(dot)com
India

Kate said...

Please enter me. I am dying to read this.

Kate
neverendingshelf@gmail.com
US

Cats on the Shelf said...

Yeah What Kate said

Jeni
catsontheshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

US!!!

van_pham said...

Thanks for the contest!

Van P.
Littopandaxpress(at)yahoo(dot)com

U.S :)

vonze said...

Yvonne Robinson
yvonrobin@gmail.com
USA!

Thanks!!

MannaB said...

I can't wait to read this book!

USA
crazypplrok@gmail.com

Addicted Book Reader said...

Awesome, thanks!
Adrienne
USA
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

Ina said...

Hi Sherry :)
thanks for that great give-away - I haven't heard about that book but now I will definitively check it out *gg*
greetings from Austria ;)
Ina

inale87 at gmx dot at

Nastassia said...

Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

Nastassia D.
I'm from Jamaica
dekad1@hotmail.com

~Jennifer~ said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Jennifer
US
jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Hannah said...

Please count me in!

Hannah/hmsolbach
USA
hmsolbach @ yahoo.com

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

Kelsey said...

I loved the interview! Now I'm curious to see what Pirate Booty popcorn is...sounds kind of creepy!

Kelsey
Betrayedkisses (at) gmail (dot) com
US

I posted about the giveaway on my blog!

Elisabeth Marie said...

Elisabeth
soccer64@bellsouth.net
US

http://www.ysprincess.blogspot.com

Thanks for the opportunity. :)

vslavetopassionv said...

thank you for the give away

~smooches~
Jase
vslavetopassionv@aol.com

Liz said...

Thanks so much!!!

my alias in blogger: liz
My real name: Elizabeth Ramirez Mendoza
Country: Colombia!!!!
email: blogatlantico@gmail.com
metalliz_gunner@hotmail.com

Y tweet about this contest:
http://twitter.com/Lizzyrm/status/9314306753

Besos!

Callie said...

thanks for the opportunity to win this!!
I live in Canada
dey@mts.net

Bianca said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway! I really want to read this!
It's interesting how she came up with the idea to write this book!

I live in the US.
infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Tammy said...

Loved the interview and the trailer! This is going to be a nail biter! Please enter me in your giveaway. I would LOVE to win a copy! Thanks
tmdahle@centurytel.net
I live in the US

BrittLit said...

Excellent contest. I love this tailer!

thanks

teensatthelibrary[at]yahoo[dot]com

U.S.A.

okbolover said...

would love to enter this contest! I'm in canada!

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Count me in please!

whatbookisthat at gmail dot com

USA

Thanks!

Lynsey Newton said...

OOOOOh I really want to read this book! Please enter me. Kinsara@hotmail.com, England.

Kelly Peres said...

Ohhh I'm Excited this books sounds awesome!!

kelly.kelinhas@gmail.com please enter me!

Canada

Stella said...

Thanks for the giveaway, would love to read this book!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

I'm from Hungary, Europe.

barbrafl said...

Please enter me, I want this book SO BADLY!

Thanks for the contest!
barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

BookFreak said...

Hey! Thanx SO much for this!

vampiregirl813@gmail.com
USA is where i live
-Leilani!

Brodie said...

Love the interview! I can't wait until The Body Finder is released to sink my teeth into, I'm really looking forward to it. I would love to be entered to win =)

I live in Australia.

Thanks!
Brodie - hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

bookaholic said...

Thanks so much for the contest! I so so want a copy of the book!! If I can say so...I am actually 'dying' to read the book 'cos of all the reviews I have read about it! Keeping my fingers crossed..

frndz(dot)debas(at)gmail(dot)com

bookaholic said...

O! I am raelly sorry that I didn't mention my country in the previous comment.. I am from India :)
Thank you so much!


frndz(dot)debas(at)gmail(dot)com

ronna15 said...

Cool! ;D

-ronna
ronna15_ajkc@yahoo.com

layla418 said...

This book sounds really good, I'd love to read it!

layla418 said...

Forget to mention that I live in the US.

twipippi said...

Caroline
twipipppi(at)gmail(dot)com
Sweden

Jennzah said...

im so excited for this book, and i wouldn't mind just winning it and not the swag, as im from the united kingdom!

jennzahling@gmail.com :)

Jessica Secret said...

Yay, please enter me! I'm from the US

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

LucĂ­a said...

Enter me please!

My name: Lucia

I'm from Uruguay!

and my email is: luli_.22(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather Y said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

heather y
click4cash4me(at)gmail(dot)com
united states

Dio said...
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courtneyreads said...

OOH! How I want to read this book! I read the first chapter online and it left me craving more.

Courtney Rae
courtneyyrae@gmail.com
USA

jpetroroy said...

I'd love to enter!
Jen P.
jpetroroy at gmail dot com

USA

Dwayne said...
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uprobablydontknowme said...

I really want to read this!
I retweeted!

Yiling
yilingni@yahoo.com
US

✖Mizz Yasmin✖ said...

Hye!
I am Mizz Yasmin from Malaysia.
I am soooo excited to enter!
:))

ayasminz95@live.com.my

Folklore said...

I want this book! :D

folklore -DOT- fanatic -AT- gmail, etc.

I live in the U.S. Go me.

Ashley said...

wow i am so excited to read this book, been wanting to read it forever!!! its sounds amazing.
Please enter me! i would love to win

Ashley R.
arudd908@gmail.com
I live in the U.S

FireandIce said...

PLEASE?! YAY a contest! fireandice.heather@gmail.com I am in the US.

Faye said...

oh! i really want 2 read this one!fingers crossed

redleocat @ yahoo.com

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

This contest is now closed!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for entering!!

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