Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CONFESSIONS OF AN AUTHOR CRUSH...

Dear Cassandra Clare,

You probably haven’t read my recent interviews (okay, let’s be honest, I’m sure you’ve never read any of my interviews) but if you had, you’d know that you should probably be considering some sort of internet restraining order against me.

Seriously.

I was late to discover Jace…er, I mean, City of Bones. It was my oldest daughter, who said: “Read it, you’ll love it”. But what she didn’t realize, apparently, was how much I’d love it…or the author crush that would ensue. (In case it’s not clear, I’m talking about you, Ms. Clare.)

So when you post things like this you must know you're only encouraging me.

Don’t get me wrong, I lovelovelove the recommendation! Just be prepared for tears if I ever meet you in person.

Stalker(ish)ly yours,

Kimberly Derting



(And if you don't know what I'm talking about: CASSANDRA CLARE NAMED THE BODY FINDER AS ONE OF HER TOP 12 PICKS!!!!!!)


(I KNOW, RIGHT???????)

14 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

I KNOW!!! I saw that and I was like WOO HOO!! Because I'm a total fan girl of hers too. :)

Kelley Vitollo said...

I hear ya!! I just read the book in November for the first time and I am soooo in the same boat. I am in love with Jace and the whole series. Awesome books.

Can't wait for Desires of the Dead. I love Jay too.

Avery said...

Awwww... That is so nice (on both her account and yours).

Seriously though, I feel very Cassie Clare stalkerish too (I am always debating whether or not to get a rune tattoo and I even went so far as to make some dolls of the characters http://averysbooknook.blogspot.com/2011/01/presenting-jace-wayland-from-mortal.html)!

And I will have you know that in my books Jay is just as amazing as Jace is in the way of male characters. So yeah, you totally deserve the recommendations (and if I could get a tattoo based off of your series I would- hmmmm... How would one convey an echo on their skin?)!

;)

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

I love Cassandra Clare too, glad to have you part of the stalker fan girl club!!

Kimberly Derting said...

Seems like I'm in good (stalker-y) company. I may have just (accidentally) Tweeted that I would open-mouthed kiss her if I ever saw her. That doesn't make me crazy, does it?

Avery - I caught my youngest daughter playing "Clary and Jace" with her troll dolls one day (we were listening to the audio version of City of Ashes at the time). But, OMG, I LOVE your "censored" doll!

Cari said...

Yay I'm so glad people are taking note about how awesome The Body Finder and you are!

Oh Jace and Jay how I love you so! I thought you met her at Smart Chicks?

Marsha Sigman said...

This totally cracks me up. It sounds like something I would write to YOU.lol
I might draw the line at an open mouthed kiss...lol that is wayyy too funny.

I reall do love Cassandra Clare as well, congrats to you for that recommendation!

Mundie Moms said...

I am so excited Cassie recommended your book, which is what made me quickly snatch it up off my book case last night and read it in one sitting. I'm in love with your story!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Im STILL Squeeing for you. This is epic!

Heather said...

That is totally awesome!! I <3 C. Clare as well. I have read all her books. You made #7 out of 12 what what!!!! :o) Go head Kimberly!!

Kimberly Derting said...

Cari - Sadly, we were in different cities.

Marsha - I did specify "no tongue". I mean, I don't want to freak her out or anything. ;)

MM - I'm so glad you liked it!

Frankie - RIGHT????

Heather - For Realz!

Elisha said...

I've had these books on my to-read list forever but keep putting them off....but I guess now that you love them I have to put them higher on the list!
I'm super excited for Desires of the Dead. I keep checking my mailbox for an ARC ;)

Elisha said...

I've had these books on my to-read list forever but keep putting them off....but I guess now that you love them I have to put them higher on the list!
I'm super excited for Desires of the Dead. I keep checking my mailbox for an ARC ;)

Heather said...

So, after watching C. Clare's video again I got to thinking. I know how much you love Stephen King but do you have a list of what your top 10 or so would be??