Amanda Hocking

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New Digs!

May 2nd, 2011 by
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This is going to be a blog that contains both pictures AND words, which I think is the best kind of blog. I’m officially back to work. We are completely moved out of our old house, and our new house is almost entirely furnished. (Aside from a broken mirror and a missing nightstand).

Eric fixed the internet this weekend (WOOT!), my office got painted on Thursday, and my wonderful family came over on Saturday and slaved away all day helping me and Eric put together our desks. I just finished getting everything put away, so I finally have a space that I’m comfortable writing in in this house.

Anyway – as I said earlier, my family came over to help assemble my office and work on other stuff around the house. This was my mom, my step-dad, my aunt Cindy, my cousin Tina, her husband Corey, and their two kids Leyton and Miley, who are four and three.

Not only did they help me do work (MAJOR SHOUT OUT to all of them – they did a ton and really made my house feel like a home), but they came bearing gifts. Leyton and Miley brought these wonderful guys for me:

Bruce & Wayne

That’s Bruce and Wayne. Bruce is the white one with spots, and Wayne is the orange one. They’re currently living in the kitchen, because I’m afraid that I’ll forget to feed them if they’re in the office, since I probably won’t be in the office every day. But they would make the office better.

I keep wanting to call them Kyle and Steve because my friend Fifi used to have two goldfish named Kyle and Steve that I was obsessed with. But they died a long time ago, and it was very sad.

And without further ado, here is the magic of my new office:

Where the Magic Happens (er… Will Happen)

My Desk

River Phoenix Poster

Heroes in a Half Shell

Eric’s Half of the Office

My Dog, Elroy

Oh, and for those of you wondering about this, I have the explanation:

It’s not ready yet, because I’m still getting it formatted, but it’s a limited edition omnibus paperback edition of the Trylle Trilogy. I will only be selling 100 of them, and I will be selling them directly through my blog. All of them will be autographed and numbered. All of the proceeds from the Special Edition Trylle Trilogy will go to the Jacob Wetterling Foundation. The omnibus will be available in paperback only.

After this, I will stop selling autographed books from my blog. It’s gotten to be too complicated and too time consuming. I wanted to do this as one last hurrah, and readers have been asking for a boxset. I found a boxset to be cumbersome to make, but an omnibus edition worked since it is only three books.

Also, I kinda wanted to do something special because that is my good friend Pete on the cover. She was the original cover model for the first copy of Switched that came out last July.

The cover changed, but not because Petey isn’t the prettiest girl in the world (because she is). So I wanted to do something with her, and Claudia at was kind enough to work with the image for me. And I love it.

I do have more news coming this week. But that’s enough for today. And I am soo, soo glad to be back.

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  • I love this post and everything was in its proper places. I like also your book shelves, it was fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

    Charles A

  • arrielle_p says:

    Great room to work. Everything is so well position and I love all the details.

    Philippine properties

  • Same here. Once you know about when it will be please let us know. I don’t want to miss it.

  • danarie7289 says:

    I to would love to know when you are going to be releasing the 100 books for sale. I would love to have one.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow. That office is a nice change from the last one (saw the pics on your blog). Hope you can work just as well here. Best of luck!

  • Amber says:

    Wow…I didn’t know you read ‘Jenny Pox’ and ‘Tommy Nightmare’, i just came across the books and am working on Jenny Pox right now and cant wait to see what Tommy nightmare is about. When are you going to be releasing the 100 books for sale? I totally want one 🙂

  • Kaitlin says:

    You have my Turtle Van!!! Holy crap I miss that thing. So glad to see you also keep your TMNT paraphernalia so prominently on display. <3 Ninja Turtles forever.

    P.S. Your new place looks *awesome*

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  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats to ya. Love your office. I fell inlove with your books in a week getaway for myself. Im like a addick now. NEED MORE.

  • That is a sexy office! Congratulations on a job well done. 😀

    I was just recently informed that my landlady is not re-upping our lease, so just after we got everything UNpacked, we have to PACK it all up again. It’s irritating, but I have to think this will only lead to bigger and better things.

    And beautiful fish too, by the way. I want fish, I want to have my own little aquarium. I’m going to help my mother-in-law with her fish, at least cleaning the tank for her. It’ll be fun.

    I can’t wait to see what new heights you reach with your new books. I’m doing pretty well with my new short story collection, so that side of things is doing well.

    Now if only I could find someplace where my family and I can live for more than a year, we’d be all set.

    Have a great week!


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