Kimberly Derting: The Body Finder Q&A Part 2

Posted March 16, 2011 by Sara 2 Comments

Today, we bring you part 2 of our NEW exclusive interview with Kimberly Derting, the all-around fantastic lady and author of The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead!

It must have taken some preparation to write from the POV of a serial killer. What kinds of things did you do and how did you handle that emotionally?

Ha, I love writing from the bad guy’s POV!  And the only emotion I experience when writing these scenes is giddiness.  I know, creepy, right?!?

What does your writing process look like? Did it differ from TBF to DotD?

It wasn’t too different, although writing a book that’s under contract was a little strange for me at first.  Fortunately, I was halfway finished with DotD when I signed my first book deal.  I definitely had to be more organized the second time around since it was a series book.  And for the third one I’ve actually had to (gasp!) start outlining!

If Violet were killed/died, what would her echo look/smell/sound like and why?

Wow, tough question!  Hmm…I have no idea because, really, killing off Violet probably wouldn’t be a great move for me, or for the series.  Plus, Jay would be so sad.  🙁

And here are our 2011 flash questions:

If they made a Kimberly Derting candle, what would it smell like?

Chocolate!  Or maybe Pirates Booty Popcorn.

Favorite cartoon?

Adventure Time.  It’s random, weird, and I swear the voice of the dog is Bender from Futurama.

Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate, for sure!

Your personal theme song?

Pink’s “Raise Your Glass.”  Or maybe it’s just that I love that song!

You’re on a deserted island and have to read one book for the rest of your life. What is it?

Some sort of non-fiction, do-it-yourself book that teaches me how to build a boat.  Seriously, get me off this island!

Favorite book as a child?

Charlotte’s Web.  I cried!  Every. Single. Time.

Secret talent?

I can stand on the tops of my toes!  My youngest daughter inherited this (useless) talent as well.

Thank you once again to Kim for answering all our questions — both the serious ones and the outrageously ridiculous ones!


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2 responses to “Kimberly Derting: The Body Finder Q&A Part 2

  1. LOL! Adventure Time is my favorite cartoon too! I even watch all those rerun marathons on the weekends. 😛 And Jake’s voice is the same as Bender’s. John Di Maggio does voices for everything, I swear. 😀

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