I try to update them every few months, sometime more frequently if there's a lot going, and sometimes less often if there isn't much happening. The FAQs were last updated on October 1, 2021, so all the info here is up to date as of then.
I have set up a newsletter, so you can stay-up-to-date on all the latest news about my books, including new releases, sales, and giveaways.
Here's a complete list of everything I've written, in the order in which I published them:
1. My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, Book #1)
2. Fate (My Blood Approves, Book #2)
3. Flutter (My Blood Approves, Book #3)
4. Switched (Trylle, Book #1)
5. Wisdom (My Blood Approves, Book #4)
5. Torn (Trylle, Book #2)
7. Hollowland (The Hollows, Book #1)
8. Letters to Elise (My Blood Approves, Novella)
9. Ascend (Trylle, Book #3)
11. Hollowmen (The Hollows, Book #2)
12. Wake (Watersong, Book #1)
13. Lullaby (Watersong, Book #2)
14. Forgotten Lyrics (Watersong, Short Story)
15. Tidal (Watersong, Book #3)
16. Elegy (Watersong, Book #4)
17. Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, Book #1)
18. Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles, Book #2)
19. The King's Games (Kanin Chronicles, Novella)
20. Crystal Kingdom (Kanin Chronicles, Book #3)
21. Swear (My Blood Approves, Book #5)
22. Freeks (standalone)
23. Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie, Book #1)
24. From the Earth to the Shadows (Valkyrie, Book#2)
25. The Lost City (Omte Origins, Book #1)
26. The Morning Flower (Omte Origins, Book #2)
27. The Ever After (Omte Origins, Book #3)
28. Bestow the Darkness
29. TBA (New Series, Book #1), coming fall 2021
30. TBA (New Duology, Book #1) coming late 2021
31. TBA (New Series, Book #2), coming 2022
32.TBA (New Duology, Book #2), coming 2022
33. TBA, (New Series, Novella #3) coming 2022
34. TBA (New Series, Book #4)
35. TBA (New Series, Novella #5)
36. TBA (New Series, Book #6)
37. TBA (New Series, Novella #7)
SWEAR- the final book in the My Blood Approves series - came out November 9, 2016. So all five books in the My Blood Approves are currently out, and there will be no more books. For more info on SWEAR, including description and links, check out this post: here.
I want to a compile a list of people to review books, so if you are interested in getting advanced review copies of this or future books, please email me at hocking_books at outlook.com, and include the following info: your name, any blogs/bookstagram/booktube/booktok info you have, what your favorite genres to read are, if you prefer ebooks or paperbacks, and your mailing address (if you prefer paperbacks).
My latest book is my first novel written for adults, a brooding gothic romance called BESTOW THE DARKNESS. It is available in both ebook and paperback.
To find out more, please click here
Coming in late 2021, I will be starting a new young adult series with a fairy tale remastered, and also in late 2021, I will be releasing the first book in a romantic, tragic Greek mythology YA duology.
Official titles and release dates will be coming very soon!
You can find them: here. All my books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore.
The Trylle Trilogy, the Watersong Quartet, the Kanin Chronicles, Freeks, the Valkyrie Duology, and the Omte Origins are available in stores where ever books are sold.
If my book isn't on the shelf, ask an employee, and they'll order it for you.
At this time, none of my books are going to be made into movies or television. I would like it if they were, but unfortunately, the movie industry is a finnicky business, and the teen market is incredibly competitive. The Trylle Trilogy rights had been optioned to a company, but they were ultimately unable to move forward with it so the rights reverted back to me. If any of this changes, I will be sure to keep you all posted!
The Watersong Quartet, the Kanin Chronicles, and the new covers for the Trylle Trilogy were all done by Lisa Marie Pompilio, who works for St. Martin's. You can see more of her work here: www.von-brooklyndesign.com
The beautiful new covers for the updated Second Editions of the My Blood Approves series as well as the updated covers for the Hollows and Virtue were done by Mae I Design. I wanted all my books to have a more streamlined look, which is I enlisted the help of Regina at Mae I Design, and she did an amazing job. I'm in love with all of them, honestly. If I had to pick favorites (and I don't, but I will anyway), I would say that Wisdom and Hollowmen are my favorite.
I can't tell you or it would ruin all the fun. I also won't tell you who shot JR on Dallas or who is Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects.
There are three trilogies set in the world of the Trylle, containing nine books total - Switched, Torn, Ascend, Frostfire, Ice Kissed, Crystal Kingdom, The Morning Flower, The Lost City, The Ever After - and they are all out now. I loved this world so much, but I have completed the saga, and I don’t think I’ll be returning to again.
I've recently started a series where I give writing advice and talking about the writing process. You can check it out: here
Write a lot, and read more than you write.
Learn to take criticism.
Edit a lot, and find a good editor.
Subscribe to Courtney Summers's newsletter (Seriously do that if you're even considered a career as a writer).
Read On Writing by Stephen King and Joe Konrath's A Newbie's Guide to Publishing - all of it.
Be professional and polite always, even when people say they hate your book (and people will). You can also check out my Pinterest board for Writing Tips and Advice.
I would also suggest checking out Wattpad, especially if you're writing for young adults or are a young adult yourself. They have a great writing community, and it's an excellent place to get feedback and find an audience for your work.
I wrote a blog explaining my whole process for writing my books, so if you're interested in that sorta thing, you can read the blog: here
I'm not sure exactly. I know a lot of it has to do with really supportive readers who do an amazing job of letting people know when they've enjoyed my books. But I did write an extensive blog that explains exactly what I did to get published. You can read it: here
This is a question that I got a lot that I don't completely understand. With all my books that are currently self-published, I just went to the retailer and uploaded the books directly to Amazon for the Kindle and Barnes & Noble for the Nook. For iBookstore, Kobo, the Sony eReader, etc, you can't upload directly to the site, but you can publish them through the third-party publisher Smashwords.
For more information about that, I would highly recommend going to Smashwords. They also have a really fantastic guide on formatting ebooks. For paperbacks, I went through Createspace, because they were the easiest to use and most affordable.
If you're going to self-publish, you need to research and find out works best for you. It is possible to make a living at it, but you need to learn about the business aspects before you dive in. Here's a link to a blog where I list everything I know about publishing: here.
If you send an unpublished book or materials to me, and I have not asked for it, I will NOT read it. I will simply throw it away, even if it's a book.
Yes, I'm represented by Steven Axelrod at The Axelrod Agency, Inc, and Katy McCaffrey at the Gersh Agency.
I can give you some basic background information about me. I was born in 1984 and grew up in Austin, Minnesota. I always knew I wanted to be a writer, since the moment I learned how to write. After high school, I didn’t go to college immediately, and when I did go, I went for a degree in Human Services, because I was working in a group home for people with disabilities. I started self-publishing in 2010, at the age of 25. I’ve since published over twenty novels, several of which made the New York Times Bestseller list. I currently live in Rochester, Minnesota, with my husband, step-son, chinchilla, two dogs, and two cats.
I do. I listen to tons of music when I write, and I actually curate playlists for all my books that I listen to. I post all of them on Spotify (including ones for my current Works In Progress), and you can have a LISTEN
Batman. But I'm warming to Henry Cavill.