I live in Minnesota with my two dogs Isley and Sawyer, my three cats Sophie, Nikki, and Squeak, my hamster Mulberry, my husband Mike and my stepson Gavin. I do many things, most of them lame and boring, but the thing I get paid to do is write young adult books.
I enjoy Red Bull, Jim Henson, Batman, dinosaurs, sharks, Lego sets, and I absolutely hate long walks on the beach out of my intense fear/hatred of wet sand.
I have published five different series, with a total of 20 different published works. Two of my series and one standalone novel are self-published, and three of my series are with a traditional publisher, St. Martin’s. My zombie series, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic novel by Dynamite.
My latest book is a standalone YA paranormal romance novel set in the 1980s that follows a travelling sideshow called Freeks. I pitched it as Pretty in Pink meets The Lost Boys (minus the vampires) meets Carnivale. It is out now, and you learn more:here. After that, I have a duology about Valkyries coming out in 2018.
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/amandahocking
Publisher Website: www.worldofamandahocking.com
Olenna Tyrell, Jim Henson, Leslie Knope, John Hughes, Beatrix Potter, Norma Desmond, and Batman.
Kurt Vonnegut, Courtney Summers, Neil Gaiman, Richelle Mead, Anne Rice, Claudia Gray, Stephen King, Holly Black, Jane Austen, and Jeph Loeb.
Labyrinth, The Dark Knight, Mad Max Fury Road, Up, Empire Strikes Back, The Room, Aliens, Jaws, Bladerunner, and Ghostbusters.
Michael Caine, Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, Sam Rockwell, Angela Bassett, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Stanley Tucci, and Kevin Kline.
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Law & Order, Judge Judy, Bob's Burgers, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Game of Thrones, Rick & Morty, Top Chef, Futurama, Orange is the New Black, and Catfish.
Silverchair/Daniel Johns, Ryan Adams, INXS, Florence + the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Lorde, The Cure, Halsey, Cobra Starship, and Ellie Goulding.