Amanda Hocking


Amanda Hocking
Amanda Hocking
Born July 12, 1984
Occupation Author
Genres Young-adult fiction
Subjects Paranormal romance

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Amanda Hocking (born July 12, 1984)[1] is an American writer of paranormal romance young-adult fiction.[2]

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Career

Hocking lives in Austin, Minnesota. Employed as an assisted living worker until 2010, she wrote 17 novels in her spare time.[3] In April 2010, she began self-publishing them as e-books.[1] By March 2011, she had sold over a million copies of nine books and earned two million dollars from sales, something previously unheard of for self-published authors.[4] In early 2011, Hocking averaged 9,000 book sales each day.[2]

Work

Hocking's published work, so far entirely self-published, consists of My Blood Approves, a vampire romance series; the Trylle Trilogy, which covers a teenage girl's journey of self-discovery[3] in an urban fantasy setting; and Hollowland, a zombie novel.[3] The New York Times characterized her novels as "part quirky girl-like-Hocking characters, part breakneck pacing, part Hollywood-style action and part bodice-ripping romance – they are literature as candy, a mash-up of creativity and commerce."

In March 2011, Hocking signed her first conventional publishing contract for four books, at a price of two million dollars, with St. Martin's Press. It concerns a new young-adult paranormal series to be called "Watersong."[5] All three books in her previously self-published Trylle Trilogy have also been sold to St. Martin's Press, and will be released with them in early 2012 with wider distribution.

Bibliography

  • My Blood Approves series:
  • My Blood Approves (2010)
  • Fate (2010)
  • Flutter (2010)
  • Wisdom (2010)
  • Letters to Elise (novella, 2010)
  • Swear (2012)
  • Trylle Trilogy:
  • Switched (self published 2010, with St. Martin's January 24, 2012)
  • Torn (self published 2010, with St. Martin's February 28, 2012)
  • Ascend (self published 2011, with St. Martin's April 24, 2012)
  • The Hollows series:
  • Hollowland (2010)
  • Hollowmen (Fall 2011)
  • Virtue (2011)
  • Watersong series: (with St. Martin's)
  • Wake (Fall 2012)
  • Lullaby (2013)
  • Tidal (TBA)
  • Elegy (TBA)

Adaptations

In February 2011 the Trylle Trilogy was optioned for a film, with Terri Tatchell writing the screenplay.[4]

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