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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! :)


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


Kari Olson 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.

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

Corrine said...

I will be second then ;).

Corrine 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! :)

Unknown said...

I am so in!!!!

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

Anonymous said...

count me in!

Amy J said...

Please count me in! This looks like an awesome read!
Amy J

Chloe said...

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


donnas said...

I would love to be included. Thanks!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Im in the US.

Bookish in a Box said...

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

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!


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

Trollololol said...

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

I'm from Australia!

Unknown said...

Yay! Great giveaway Sherry :)



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!

Kristin said...



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)

Im from Australia!

Sara said...

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



Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a great book!


Kirthi said...

I really wanna read this! Thanks for the giveaway!


Savi said...

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

USA (Florida to be exact)

violetskiez (at) gmail dot com

Cindy said...

yay :) great interview!

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

thanks so much! :)

Mg (LWS) said...

I love giveaways! Thanks for hosting so many.


Stacey Brucale said...

Please enter me!


andrea said...

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

iffath said...

Fab! :P

UK :D <3

Lilixtreme said...

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


Robby said...

Sound great!


The Library Lurker said...

I SOOO want this book! Thanks for the giveaway!


Kelly said...

Kelly H.
I so want this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beleth said...

Count me in :D!
Im from Spain.

battyaboutbats at

buddyt said...

I am International but I would love just the book.

I am a follower.



buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

lovely1117 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
country: Canada


Sara M said...

Count me in! I'm in the US.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kristin Rae said...

Looks good!


Erica said...

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

:) Erica

Persephone 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

Ellz said...

Great giveaway. I love the concept behind this book.

I live in the US

Raspberry said...

Thanks for a great giveaway - it does look like a great book.

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!


Kristi from the US

Cherie J said...

Please enter me. Thank you!

Cherie J

Kelly Peres said...

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

Kelly in Canada

Thuy said...

Thank you!

vision.nguyen AT gmail DOT com

justpeachy36 said...


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! :)

Unknown said...

This book sounds amazing!

pirate_pony2 at yahoo dot com

E.J. Stevens said...

I would love a chance to win!

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

Bleuette said...

Sounds Great!:)

Name: Maria
Country: Canada

Justine said...

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


Heather Thomas - advocate for change said...

Looks like a great read!

5peasinapod at

ChelseaW said...

Would love to read The Body Finder! :)

Chelsea, in the USA

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.

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


Travis said...

United States

Tynga said...

Please count me in!


S.F. Robertson said...

I can't wait to read this book!

United States

Andrea said...

I would love to read this book!


Anonymous said...

kpic724 (at)

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!

Anya said...

Awesome! Cant wait to read this book!

Im in Germany...


Lena1xoxo said...

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


And thanks for having the contest!

Emily Brown said...

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

-Emily Brown

Thanks for having the contest!! :)

katsrus said...

Please count me in too. Thank you. I am in the USA.
Sue B

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!

Gina 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...


Thanks for the chance! Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw for the book. Thanks.

deltay said...

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


throuthehaze said...

I would love to read this!

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

Ahhh I want to read this one so badly!
USA :)

bookaholic said...

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

Debasmita Dhar

Unknown said...

Please enter me. I am dying to read this.


Cats on the Shelf said...

Yeah What Kate said



Van Pham said...

Thanks for the contest!

Van P.

U.S :)

vonze said...

Yvonne Robinson


MannaB said...

I can't wait to read this book!


AnAddictedBookReader said...

Awesome, thanks!
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 ;)

inale87 at gmx dot at

Nastassia said...

Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

Nastassia D.
I'm from Jamaica

Unknown said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Hannah said...

Please count me in!

hmsolbach @

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

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

Betrayedkisses (at) gmail (dot) com

I posted about the giveaway on my blog!

Elisabeth Marie said...


Thanks for the opportunity. :)

Jason said...

thank you for the give away


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!!!

my alias in blogger: liz
My real name: Elizabeth Ramirez Mendoza
Country: Colombia!!!!

Y tweet about this contest:


Anonymous said...

thanks for the opportunity to win this!!
I live in Canada

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
I live in the US

Brittany said...

Excellent contest. I love this tailer!




Anonymous 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



Lynsey Newton said...

OOOOOh I really want to read this book! Please enter me., England.

Kelly Peres said...

Ohhh I'm Excited this books sounds awesome!! please enter me!


Unknown said...

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

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

I'm from Hungary, Europe.

The Lovely Reader said...

Please enter me, I want this book SO BADLY!

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

Unknown said...

Hey! Thanx SO much for this!
USA is where i live

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.

Brodie -

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..


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!


ronna15 said...

Cool! ;D


Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Forget to mention that I live in the US.

twipippi said...


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! :)

Jessica B 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
united states

Lauren said...
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Courtney Rae said...

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

Courtney Rae

jpetroroy said...

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


Dwayne said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

I really want to read this!
I retweeted!


Aina Yasmin said...

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

Unknown said...

I want this book! :D

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

I live in the U.S. Go me.

Unknown 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.
I live in the U.S

Fire and Ice said...

PLEASE?! YAY a contest! I am in the US.

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

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

redleocat @

Sherry said...

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

Thanks everyone for entering!!

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