|Occupation:||Young Adult Author|
|Birth Day:||July 12, 1984|
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While working at a group home, she found time to write more than fifteen novels.
Hocking lives in Rochester, Minnesota. Employed as a group home worker until 2010, she wrote 17 novels in her free time. In April 2010, she began self-publishing them as e-books. By March 2011, she had sold over a million copies of her nine books and earned two million dollars from sales, previously unheard of for self-published authors. In early 2011, Hocking averaged 9,000 book sales each day.
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 her new young-adult paranormal series called Watersong. Book one, Wake, was released in August 2012. All three books in her previously self-published Trylle Trilogy were also sold to St. Martin's Press, and have been re-released from January–April 2012. In 2015 Hocking announced she had signed a new three-book deal with St. Martin's and revealed that the books would be a standalone and a duology, respectively. The standalone called Freeks set around a travelling circus in the 1980s was published in January 2017, while the duology to be based on Norse Mythology about Valkyries is set for a 2017 release.
In February 2011, the Trylle Trilogy was optioned for a film, with Terri Tatchell writing the screenplay. As of 2015 the rights have reverted to Hocking, with no prospects for future development.
Amanda lived and wrote in Rochester, Minnesota. In December 2014, she married Mike Arends.
Currently, Amanda Hocking is 37 years, 11 months and 16 days old. Amanda Hocking will celebrate 38th birthday on a Tuesday 12th of July 2022. Below we countdown to Amanda Hocking upcoming birthday.