Amanda Hocking

About Me

I live in Minnesota with my two dogs Isley and Sawyer, my three cats Sophie, Nikki, and Squeak, my chinchilla Hans Gruber, my husband Mike and my stepson Gavin. I do many things, but the thing I get paid to do is write young adult novels.

I enjoy Jim Henson, folklore, dinosaurs, Sims 4, cartoons, animals, and I absolutely hate long walks on the beach out of my intense fear/hatred of wet sand.

I have published seven different series, with over twenty published works. Two of my series and one standalone novel are self-published, and the rest are with a traditional publisher. My zombie series, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic novel by Dynamite.

My next books coming out are in a trilogy called the Omte Origins, set in the world of the Trylle and Kanin. The first book THE LOST CITY will be out July 7, 2020, and the second book THE MORNING FLOWER will be out August 4, 2020, both with Wednesday Books.

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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, Mad Max Fury Road, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Dark Knight, 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.

TV Shows

Law & Order, Judge Judy, Bob's Burgers, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Game of Thrones, Rick & Morty, Top Chef, Futurama, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Catfish.


Silverchair/Daniel Johns, INXS, Florence + the Machine, The Cure, Lorde, Halsey, Bastille, Meg Myers, Ellie Goulding, and Ryan Adams.