[The Road to Publication] Signing this Friday!!

In just two days from now (this Friday, January 11th!), I'll be hanging with authors Megan Bostic, Jennifer Shaw Wolf, and Helen Landalf at the Timberland Library in Olympia. We'll be chatting, answering questions, and being our generally charming selves ;) Books will be for sale at the event and there will be time for signing as well!

Also, there have been some great blog tours, reviews, and giveaways going on this past week for the release of THE ESSENCE. Here are just a few of the links you should check out!

Review and Giveaway

Full blog tour schedule with giveaway!

[The Road to Publication] THE ESSENCE Is Available TODAY!!!!

Well, Happy New Year...or as I like to call it Happy The Essence Release Day!!!

In case you haven't ordered your copy yet, here are some handy-dandy links for you:

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

And in case you wanted a signed copy, it's still not too late (but it will be soon!). Copies need to be ordered from Kepler's Books before this Friday, January 4th...or before they run out. Whichever comes first.

Or, if you're IN the Bay Area, just pop on in and pick it up. That way you can see my smiling face! (Note: I promise to smile.)

Here are all the details:

Friday, January 4th, 2013, 7:30PM
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real

Menlo Park, CA 94025
Signing with authors Lauren Bjorkman and Stacey Jay
(Signed copies can be ordered online!)

But in case you can't make it to Kepler's, here are some of the other places I'll be in the next few weeks. You know, for that whole smiling thing ;)

Friday, January 11th, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00PM
Timberland Regional Library - Olympia Branch
313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Signing with authors Megan Bostic, Helen Landalf, and Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Monday, February 4th, 7:00PM
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Signing with author Lisa Schroeder

Hope your 2013 is off to a great start!!!

[The Road to Publication] THE ESSENCE Release and Signing News! (And how to order signed copies!)

After waiting FOREVER, it's finally the two-week countdown to THE ESSENCE, which makes me so incredibly, crazy happy I can't even tell you!

And because we're down to those last two weeks, I have some updates for you:

First, mark your calendar for January 1st (you can just cross off that whole "New Years Day" thing) for THE ESSENCE release date!!!

Second, I'm coming to San Francisco! Well, Menlo Park, but close enough. I'll be at Kepler's Books on Friday, January 4th at 7:30PM with authors Lauren Bjorkman and Stacey Jay. If you're in the Bay Area, mark your calendars because I totally want to see you. And if not, you can order signed and/or personalized copies of THE ESSENCE from Kepler's, either by phone at (650) 324-4321, or on their website (just follow the directions they have listed). And YAY, Kepler's, for making this option available!

Third, I'll also be signing at the Timberland Library in Olympia, WA on Friday, January 11th at 6:30, as well as coming to Powell's in Portland, OR in early February (the date and time for that event are still being worked out). For all the latest signing news, check out my Events Page!

And lastly, because I love you guys, and because I'm so excited to share, you can check out a sneak peek of the prologue of THE ESSENCE by clicking this super secret link!!!

Hope you're all finding some time to enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones :)

[The Road to Publication] HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELANA JOHNSON!!!! (And a GIVEAWAY!)

In honor of the amazeballs Elana Johnson's birthday, Christine Fonseca has organized an Online Birthday Extravaganza so that all of us can celebrate everything Elana does for writers and readers everywhere! And besides wishing Elana the most cra-mazing birthday evah, there is also a giveaway of a bunch of awesome books (including the complete collection of Elana's!).

Check out how easy it is to enter:

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Happy birthday, Elana. I hope your birthday is better than unicorn poop!

[The Road to Publication] Happy Thanksgiving...and a Holiday Anthem!

I'm not usually one for sappy, overwrought holiday wishes, but I just wanted to let you all know that I'm thankful for another wonderful year with the most amazing group of readers and friends! Thank you so much for all of your continued support, you have no idea how much you guys mean to me!!!

Now, enjoy some Thanksgiving memes...and an adorable kitten...

And yes, there is a song called "It's Thanksgiving." With over 10 million views. You're welcome.

[The Road to Publication] Win 24 HOT Paranormal Titles for Halloween!!!

In honor of Halloween, the Supernatural Underground is doing a HUGE Halloween giveaway of 24 awesome Paranormal books, including a signed copy of The Body Finder (a great Halloween read, if I do say so myself!).

It's crazy-easy to enter, all you need to do is follow the steps in the Rafflecopter, fill out the form, and wait to hear if you're the BIG WINNER!

And just check out all the cool books you can win:

The Body Finder and swag by Kimberly Derting (I mentioned this is a great Halloween read, right?)
Nightspell by Leah Cypess
Ascension by Sable Grace
Afterlife and Fathom (e-book) by Merrie Destefano
A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
Wrong Side of Hell and To Hell And Back (both e-books) by Juliana Stone
The Heir of Night, US edition by Helen Lowe
Dream of Asarlai trilogy (Secret Ones, Power Unbound, Rogue Gadda) in e-book by Nicole Murphy
Night Forbidden by Joss Ware
Angel's Ink by Jocelynn Drake
A Devil Named Desire by Terri Garey
Tatsania's Gift (e-book) by Kim Falconer
Darkness Becomes Her by Jaime Rush
Last Vamp Standing by Kristin Miller
Diamond Eyes by AA Bell
Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks
One Grave at a Time and Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
Diaries of an Urban Panther by Amanda Arista
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

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In honor of the kids being back in school (YAY!), and the fact that I'm crazy excited about my shiny new DEAD SILENCE posters, I'm offering up your very own DEAD SILENCE and/or THE PLEDGE posters for your classroom or library. (Or maybe for your bathroom at home because, really, how would I know???)

All I need from you is the mailing address of your school or library, and I will drop this puppy* in the mail!

*Not an actual puppy.

Sorry, international educators, this one's US only. (If I could pay my international postage in hugs, then you'd all be included!) Also posters are limited. Once I'm out, I'm out...so availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

Instructions: Simply email me: kim (at) kimberlyderting (dot) com and let me know where to send said poster(s), and whether you'd like DEAD SILENCE, THE PLEDGE, or one of each! It's that easy!

[The Road to Publication] The Smart Chicks Do it Vegas Style. (Or Pics from the Tour!!!)

With over 250 people in attendance, Vegas gave the Smart Chicks the warmest of welcomes, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside! They laughed at our jokes, gave us hugs, and stood in line for up to two hours. It was a rockin' night!!!

Look at the adorable chocolates from the event! (Okay, so I might have gotten the Beautiful Redemption one upside-down!)

Me, Kami Garcia (one-half of the Beautiful Creatures dynamic duo), and Veronica Roth (Divergent)

The ever-lovely Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires)

Getting our signing pens ready!

Just business as usual ;)

All of the Smart Chicks: Richelle Mead, me, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Crystal Perkins (the event coordinator from Barnes & Noble), and Veronica Roth!!!

We had such a fabulous time. Thank you, Las Vegas!!!

[The Road to Publication] Smart Chick Kick-It 3.0

For those of you who haven't yet marked your calendar, now's the time to do so because the SMART CHICKS (and one Smart Dude) are heading out in just FOUR SHORT DAYS!!!

Here's the tour schedule, in case you missed it (and trust me, you don't wanna miss this!):

Salt Lake City: Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Launch Event sponsored by King's English to be held at Rowland Hall, St. Marks, 843 Lincoln Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. (http://www.kingsenglish.com/event/smart-chicks-kick-it) NO TICKETS. Free Event.
Featuring: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Ally Condie, Bethany Griffin, Richelle Mead, and Margaret Stohl

Las Vegas: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Las Vegas Shakespeare Theater, 821 North Las Vegas Blvd. For more information call 702.229.5431. (http://www.voiceplaces.com/smart-chicks-kick-it-tour-las-vegas-2881576-e/) NO TICKETS. Free Event.
Featuring: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Rachel Caine, Kimberly Derting (Hey, that's me!!!), Kami Garcia, Richelle Mead, and Veronica Roth

Alberta: Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 6:00 PM. Chapters Westside, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Featuring: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Ally Condie, Charles de Lint, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth, and Margaret Stohl

Quebec: Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Pointe-Claire Chapters, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Featuring: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Rachel Caine, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Melissa de la Cruz, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl

Nova Scotia: Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Dartmouth Chapters, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Featuring: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Charles de Lint, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Jeri Smith-Ready

Philadelphia: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Oxford Valley Barnes & Noble, Philadelphia, PA.
Featuring: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Rachel Caine, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Melissa de la Cruz, Kami Garcia, and Sarah Rees Brennan