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The Worm Hole Podcast Episode 37: Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder)

Charlie and Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder) discuss publishing a dark YA series in the wake of Twilight, avoiding romance and family tropes, and the further lives of her characters beyond the final page.

Release details: recorded 26th April 2021; published 10th May 2021

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00:45 What was it like juggling two jobs, family, and writing?
03:42 What was it like publishing a (dark, Young Adult) book in the wake of Twilight?
10:37 Was Violet’s ability inspired by anything?
12:42 Family is important in the books…
13:44 What is the significance of the various imprints that you chose?
14:42 Violet goes to a school that exists in real life…
16:06 Why did you start the series with Violet and Jay’s burgeoning romance, avoiding tropes and such?
18:47 Why did you include narratives of the killers, particularly in the way that you did?
20:55 Was there a particular reason for diverging from that narrative path in book two, with Megan?
22:05 Why the shift in focus in Desires of the Dead (Sara and Rafe)?
23:29 Was Violet always going to have her own imprint?
24:27 If Jay had ever got an imprint, do you think Violet would have been able to live with it?
29:28 Was Chelsea easy to write?
30:23 Beyond the series, would Chelsea continue to have an aspect in Violet’s ‘secret’ life?
31:40 Are Violet and Jay going to be better cooks than their parents?
32:11 Do you have any regrets and is there anything you’re particularly happy with?
33:58 Do you have any more YA books in the planning stages at the moment?

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