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Amanda Hocking

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About this author

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Her New York Times best-selling series the Trylle Trilogy has been optioned for films. She has published fifteen novels, including the Hollows and the Watersong series. Frostfire - the first book in her newest trilogy, the Kanin Chronicles - will be out on January 6, 2015.

To learn more you can follow her on Twitter - or visit her blog: or find out news at her Facebook fan page:, and her Website

All three books in the Kanin Chronicles have been written, and now I'm getting all jazzed up waiting for you guys to get yours hands on them. I literally cannot wait to hear what you all think about it. In fact, it's getting very hard to remain patient when there's only 96 days until Frostfire to come out.

So here's how I've been biding my time.

The majority of it has is probably spent cuddling/y... Read more of this blog post »
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Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 37,634 ratings — published 2010 — 55 editions
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Torn (Trylle, #2)
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Ascend (Trylle, #3)
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My Blood Approves (My Blood...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 20,903 ratings — published 2010 — 25 editions
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Fate (My Blood Approves, #2)
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Flutter (My Blood Approves,...
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Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)
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“I don't want only one night. I want all the nights. I want all of you, forever.”
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“Wendy: Why are you staring at me?
Finn: Because you're standing in front of me.”
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“Finn: I look at you because I can't look away Wendy.
Wendy: That's kinda creepy.
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“since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
--the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for eachother: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis”
E.E. Cummings

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“To die would be an awfully big adventure.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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message 53: by Leah

Leah I would seriously love it if you could hire a copy-editor who knew what they were doing. I was extremely distracted by all the grammatical errors in the "My Blood Approves" series.

I am always available to help. :)

message 52: by Jeanine

Jeanine I am so completely behind on all the news on my favorite series'. I just read a blog you posted awhile ago about the hate mail you have recieved regarding your choice to keep Alice and Jack together. For what it is worth, I love Jack! I've read and reread the series because he is one of the best characters ever created. On the contrary, I love Peter, too, but for different reasons. It makes me sad, and to be honest, ANGRY as hell, that people who claim to love a series and the author that writes it can be so hateful. I know that no one is perfect, but still... Anyway, just thought I'd state my feelings on the matter since I am rereading the series AGAIN and falling in love with Jack for the third time. :)

Jonathan Poku I just finished reading hollowland. I love the characters in it and the twists and turns (If this is the way the world ends then we all better strap ourselves in and stay alert because it's going to be one hell of a bumpy ride).

Shinalee3 I just started My Blood Approves this morning and I absolutely love it!!! I can't put it down... I wish all your books were in print!

Genesis (aka Zombie Mama) Thank you so much for the add. Love the Hollowland series. Please tell me their will be more:)

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Amanda! Looking forward to reading your books :)

message 47: by Lily

Lily Thank you for adding me to your friend list. Switched is awesome I can't wait for the next one Torn. Would love to talk about books with you. Or any thing else. Would read Swicthed again anytime. :)

message 46: by Leah

Leah Spiegel Thank you Amanda for the add! You give indie writers like me hope that if you work your butt off and continue to write, that you’ll prove to all those agents who rejected you, that haha, my book was marketable bioch!

Katherine Owen Thanks for the connection! I'm thrilled for your success and in awe of you as well!(As you seem to be keeping it together.) Writing helps; I see.

Katherine Owen
Seeing Julia Not To Us When I See You

message 44: by P.T.

P.T. Michelle Thank you so much for your friendship, Amanda! So happy to see your books in my local B&N. :)


Savannah Amanda, thank you so much for the friendship. I wanted to say huge congrats on all of your success...

message 42: by Amanda

Amanda Any ideas when last book for My Blood Approves is coming out? Firing to read it!

message 41: by Wendy

Wendy Hi Amanda,

I just finished Switched. Absolutely loved it! Great work and thanks for writing it. Now I must leave to ravish the rest of the series : )

message 40: by Allison

Allison Just watched your interview on Anderson - you were amazing. I read the Trylle trilogy back in June and loved it, I am so happy for you!

message 39: by Christi

Christi I just saw a commercial for your book on MTV! Woohoo!!

message 38: by Amyk

Amyk I love all your books!!! Just bought hollow men!!! Can't wait!!!

message 37: by Jillyn

Jillyn Hello Amanda, and thanks for the add :)

I just finished your book, Switched, and I positively loved it. I'm eager to read the second book now. Thank you for giving me a new series to enjoy!

<3 Jill

message 36: by Elle

Elle Shearson Hullo <3

message 35: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Hi Amanda. Thanks for becoming my friend :-)

I've gotta say, you really inspire me. I'm the same age as you and a paranormal writer to boot. My first novel is coming out next month, but I won't bother you with spammy links - that's totally not my intent.

I also run an author PR firm called Novel Publicity, and your name is constantly being thrown around by the indies I represent and network with. You inspire the lot of us.

Keep up the fabulousness,

message 34: by Gary

Gary Revel Thank you AMANDA:

It's great to have you as a friend. My memoir, TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is now at Barnes and Noble.

It includes details of my birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book
Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.

message 33: by Taylor

Taylor Longford Cute new pic. Course, I loved the old one too.

Mirielys Perez When does Hollowland Pt2 Come out?...Anxiously waiting!

message 31: by Nichole

Nichole thanks for accepting my friend request! currently on the 3rd book of your 'my blood approves' series and i have the trylle trilogy sitting on my shelf for later. more than likely will get your other books soon. love the fact you're in austin, mn. i grew up in the winona, mn area and have driven through austin many, many times. we are also pretty much the same age and i love all that you have accomplished. you are awesome!!

message 30: by Carolyn

Carolyn Thanks for accepting my friendship!

Brittany I just started reading My Blood Approves and I cannot stop laughing. I'm only 5 chapters in lol. I'm definitely excited for these characters. Thanks Amanda!

message 28: by Becca

Becca Thanks so much for adding me! Have really gotten addicted to your writing style!!!!

message 27: by Harper

Harper Thanks for accepting the friend request!

message 26: by Shannon

Shannon Thanks for accepting my request. I just started to read your work and being from Minneapolis I have found your writing to be fun. Keep up your impressive work:)

message 25: by Issa

Issa I LOVED was such a great story. I gave it a raving review :)

CocoChanel (UnCens*red) Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I am a huge fan of 'My Blood Approves', and can't wait to start reading your other books. I had a chance to learn about your story and it truly did inspire me. Thank you very much for that.

message 23: by Carmel

Carmel Thanks Amanda, will be looking at your many books & I'm quite sure my daughter will be keen to read your books too!!

message 22: by Heather

Heather im on book 4 of the My Blood Approves series.....just wanted to tell ya that all of the books are amazing!! love em!

Michelle Can you recommend a good zombie book? Ive read yours of course.

Shadonna Thanks for the friendship add, Amanda! You are an amazing writer!!! Can't wait to read all your books. :-)

message 19: by Shawn

Shawn Thanks for the add! I'm workin' on the whole self-published author thing myself, it's nice to see a success story! Congrats and happy writing! :)

message 18: by Erica

Erica Cool we share the same birthday, thanks for friending me!

message 17: by Särah

Särah Nour Hey Amanda, I'm from Minnesota too! Have you seen my blog? I would certainly appreciate feedback from a professional author. Thanks for adding me as a friend :)

message 16: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
Best wishes, William

message 15: by Natalie

Natalie Unger Read the New York Times about selling the movie rights to Media Rights Captial. Can't wait to see how they turn out!~

message 14: by Colby

Colby I'm so pumped to start Ascend tonight! I really want to see how this ends. I have to do my algebra first, though. Gay.

Michelle Is Hollowmen available at b&n yet?

message 12: by Lauren

Lauren Blackwell Okay, so I've read the Trylle Trilogy and My Blood Approves series in 72 hours!!! Will there be a 5th book in My Blood Approves series, LOVE these characters! Your writing is amazing!!

message 11: by Rai

Rai Thank-you for your friendship Amanda! I look forward to giving your books a read!

Wishing you continued outstanding success...


message 10: by Marisa

Marisa you're an amazing writer!! keep it up!!!

Laura YA indie princess do you know when Honalee (Witches of Honalee, #1)
will be on amazon?

Ashley I know i'm a little late but thanks for the add and also I'm in love with your blood approves series! I've read the 4 actual books and then the Peter novella in four days and couldn't put them down. I can't wait for more!! Also I'm halfway through torn now and the tryll series seems amazing too! Love it and cannot wait to see what you'll write next :)

William O'Brien Hi Amanda - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William

Samantha Young Hey Amanda, thanks for the add. Big fan.

Pamela Hey Amanda...Thanks for accepting my friend request...can't wait to read your books :)

message 4: by Vicki

Vicki Keire Thanks for adding me! I've followed your ascent since "My Blood Approves" and can't wait for more.

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