Hey y'all. Welcome to Best Friends Day Two. And today we have another FAVE author, Kimberley Derting. Have you read her books? You MUST! She is so talented. And prolific. And also NICE!
I'm super lucky that I've had the pleasure of meeting Kimberly a couple of times. The first time at a writing conference when I spilled cream ALL over her jeans. And she was GRACIOUS about it and I was so EMBARRASSED and ugh. The second time I met Kimberley was in Seattle and we met for dinner, along with several other writers and book bloggers. I was impressed with Kimberly again. She's such a lovely person on the outside and on the inside. The kind of person you can imagine yourself being friends with! So let get to the questions and talk to Kimberly about best friends!
That is so cool, that you're still that close with your best friend! What about fights with friends?
Kimberley: I’ve definitely had fights with my friends. The solution was always to talk it through. And to laugh...you can never laugh enough!
I know. Laughing is a great way to ease stress in friend relationships for sure! So what is something your best friend did for you, that probably no other person would ever do.
Ha ha. I only laugh because I *may* have had my own moments. Of course, where I live the legal drinking age is only 18, so I got in trouble earlier. Legally anyhow. But enough of that. Don't drink kids. It will only cause you heart ache. Trust me. So. Back to friends, what did you love most about you teenage best friend?
Kimberly: Lin is one of the funniest people I know. She’s always loved to laugh, whether it was appropriate or not—something I can appreciate!
Um. Yes. I totally understand that. I always wished I was a neat freak, unfortunately I'm just..not.
So lastly, what have you learned from your teen best friend?
Kimberley: I learned about the importance of putting your girlfriends first, a lesson I’ve tried to instill in my daughters as well. Lin met her husband while we were in high school, but she was never the kind of girl to ditch her friends for a guy (even for the love of her life!). She always made time for me and for him—sometimes by arranging strange double-dates with his friends, but it was better than being the third wheel. I never felt like I was less important to her just because she had a boyfriend, something I think a lot of girls struggle with. Boys come and go (usually), but your friendships can last forever.
Amen to that! Thanks so much Kimberly. It sounds like you and Lin have the best kind of best friendship!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.