What’s Your Echo? Desires of the Dead Writing Contest


What’s your echo?

That’s the tagline for Kimberly Derting’s Body Finder books, and it references main character Violet’s uncanny talent for finding the dead. Violet senses the “echoes” of the dead — a sound, a smell, a taste, a sight — that lead her to bodies. So we want you to get creative and imagine what YOUR echo would be for this month’s book of the month writing contest.

The Contest

What’s your echo? Based on the concept from Kimberly Derting’s The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead, describe what you imagine your echo might appear like to Violet.

In 150-300 words, describe your echo and how it might “call” to Violet. If you want, you can even get creative and write as if you ARE Violet discovering your echo.

Submit your entry using the Novel Novice Desires of the Dead Contest Entry Form!

The Prize:

Three (3) winners will each receive a signed copy of Desires of the Dead (courtesy HarperTeen) along with an assortment of Desires of the Dead swag courtesy of Kimberly Derting herself (Plus lots of it is signed, too!) Kim sent us this photo of what each prize pack will look like:


The Rules:

  • U.S. only
  • One entry per person
  • Entries should be 150-300 words
  • Please use proper grammar & spelling
  • Use the entry form!

The Deadline:

All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Thursday, March 31st

Question? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!

8 thoughts on “What’s Your Echo? Desires of the Dead Writing Contest

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    1. Yes, there will be at least four books in the Body Finder series! We’ll hear more about book 3 in our upcoming interview with Kim Derting!

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